How To Become A Bee-Keeping Pro!

How To Become A Bee-Keeping Pro!

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Family Owned Beekeeping Companies
Beekeeping supplies
Companies that have beekeeping stuff deal with all the equipment that is required for this
business, like attire for bee keeping which is essential from head to torso, full body suits and just
head gear. Along with this equipment they also sell journals and books on beekeeping to help
people to

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Family Owned Beekeeping Companies
Beekeeping supplies
Companies that have beekeeping stuff deal with all the equipment that is required for this
business, like attire for bee keeping which is essential from head to torso, full body suits and just
head gear. Along with this equipment they also sell journals and books on beekeeping to help
people to understand this field better. Some of the better known beekeeping companies have
been in the business for more than a hundred years.
Books for providing short courses in beekeeping
Beekeeping families have a lot of subsidiaries to the beekeeping business too. They use the
bees wax to make candles and collect honey which is sold locally in the stores. The books have
information on candle making and collecting honey too apart from instructions on the main
business which is bee keeping. These family businesses are mostly long standing ones and
continue from one generation to the other.
Businesses have advanced technologically
Stepping into the shoes of their ancestors has not been easy for many of the families. Only
those families where the parents thought of the new technologies and got their business
mechanized with the latest equipment, and advertised with on the internet with their own
websites so that they could bring in more customers and higher profits, was the business
profitable and worth running. For others the cost of maintaining an old business was too high
and they could not handle the expenses anymore. As most descendants of beekeeping families
knew no other business they preferred to stick to it, and if the financial situation was not good,
then they became commercially owned businesses
A business that once started as a hobby, with just about enough honey to put on toast and
biscuits in place of marmalade, became a big time business with the popularity of the use of
honey. Earlier honey was not a very popular edible thing as people used sugar and molasses
for sweetening their food, but once they found that honey was much cheaper, beekeeping
became popular and was taken up by many as an agricultural business. However, now the only
How To Become A Bee-Keeping Pro!

problem is that people worry about the safety of the honey that is collected because of all the
pesticides that are used. Now with organic foods being more popular and a movement by
organic food growers, there is a lot of honey that is free of pesticides. Now many families owned
companies supply bees wax for candle making and cosmetics to other manufacturers of these
commodities.
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How To Become A Bee-Keeping Pro!

California's Almond Orchards
Perfect almond growing conditions in California
Almonds were initially found in central Asia and China, far away from California. Almonds were
first brought to California by Franciscan priests, but they were not very successful in cultivating
almonds here. It was almost 200 years later in 1900, that those who were interested in almonds
found that the climate and weather conditions in California were perfect for almond cultivation.
Almost 6 thousand almond growers in the state, cultivated over half a million acres of land to
cultivating almond orchards that were genetically far superior to what was available earlier.
Almonds are grown successfully for commercial use only in California, and the main reason is
the climate in this state which is most suitable for growing almonds. Almond trees need cool
winters and hot summers and do not thrive in below zero conditions, and that is what exactly the
climate of California is. Bees are required for pollination as the almond trees are not self
pollinating. The almond trees are in full bloom in February and it is during this time that bee
keepers set up their bee hives in the almond orchards so that the harvest may be lucrative for
the almond growers. Because of the inability of almond trees to self pollinate, the almond
growers plant several varieties of almond trees.
Harvesting of almonds
Almonds are harvested after August and in the beginning of October. Almonds have to be
harvested when the shell splits and the nut dries up completely, because of this opening in the
shell.
When the almonds are ready to be harvested, the orchard owners have the areas swept clean
of all debris so that the area is completely clean. Once this has been done they call in the
mechanical tree shakers which shake the trees gently and all the dry almonds fall to the ground.
They are left there to dry up completely. The well dried almonds are swept into rows and are
deposited in a huller after being collected mechanically.
Almonds are high in nutrition
Almonds are a highly nutritious food as they contain vitamin E,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014454230
Publisher:
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Publication date:
05/15/2012
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