Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to a series of articles all to do with beekeeping. Going forward, the modus operandi to this blog-styled series is to offer everyone who has an interest in beekeeping a fairly good introduction on the subject. It is also for those who merely have a passing interest. It is certainly for those of you who always enjoy a good pot of honey to go with your breakfast or tea. By tea, we mean the traditional cup of tea that people from around the world and from the hundreds of different cultures all enjoy having.
But in Great Britain, tea is still known to be the main meal of the day. It is enjoyed by those who live in the cities, and it is still enjoyed by those living in the country’s picturesque countryside. What is also happening in this countryside, and in many other parts of the world is the practice of successful beekeeping, whether on a commercial basis or simply as a highly rewarding hobby. This series of articles seeks to stimulate readers’ interest in the practices of beekeeping in order to promote sustainable living and promote the critical survival of the thousands of bee species still in existence on mother earth.
Alongside sustainable living and sustainable developments that must aid it, comes the refreshing terminology of organic living, lifestyles and practice. Becoming a successful beekeeper on mother earth will go a long way towards contributing towards sustainable development of all of the earth’s resources and living and loving the organics of it all. Because of the critical importance associated with the survival of all bee species, beekeeping could well be recognized as one of the most important contributions towards sustaining the earth’s resources and doing all, or most things organically.
Those new to beekeeping, and those who enjoy their supermarket honey, need to be forewarned as early as this beekeeping introduction. Do make a note in your new beekeeping manual that the honey jars you pick up from your supermarket are not necessarily organic. There are clear reasons for this. This can be explained easily enough here. First of all, the practice of beekeeping in the inorganic sense is highly industrious in favor of mass production and responding profitably to the paradoxes of today’s supply and demand principle, all quite materialistic and quite contrary to organic principles and practices.
A compare and contrast exercise can be done at the local supermarket. You will find that, on the whole, your non-organic honey is ironically a lot cheaper than the healthier, more sustainable organic and raw honey products. The perception so far is that maintaining bee hives on the smaller, organic scales is a lot more expensive for the small business handler or small holding owner. So too, the production of honey and the care of the bees. To a degree, this is true, but a subjective argument suggests that if all custodianship was entirely organic, cost overheads would come down.
Here is an easy example to explain this suggestion as we close off this introduction to beekeeping. In essence, doing things organically and sustainably entails a practice of always recycling and re-using as much as possible the resources at one’s disposal. Here is trusting that the sentiments raised here were worthy of a good introduction.