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A Sweet Stuff That Comes With A Long History

Honey is a healthy substitute to sugar. It is been around for thousands of years. Bible recorded it as a common food at the time. In ancient times, honey was used as skin balm to treat wounds, infections and other skin problems. It was the favorite syrup at the time to be mixed with milk. That’s why you will see passages “milk and honey”.  In our generation, we kept using honey for the same purposes. We cultivated it to different uses and products. If you are thinking of generating honey through natural ways, here are the things you need to consider.

Check If Your Residence Allow Beekeeping

It depends where you are. Make sure to consult your residence whether they allow beekeeping in your community. If you are in United States, you can visit apiaryinspectors.org to get idea what are the rules and regulations prior deciding whether beekeeping is for you. You will save yourself from fines and law suits.

Know How To Set Up An Apiary

Apiary is where the beehives where you get your honey from is kept. Improper set up of an apiary can cause your failure when it comes to harvesting quality and good amounts of honey. The place where you will set up an apiary should have flower and fruits so bees would have sources to nectar which later on become honey. Alway remember to keep away the poisonous flowers and plants from your apiary. This could cause serious health problem to humans when ingested through honey. To know more about the list of poisonous flowers to avoid, visit: www.livescience.com

Attend Workshops And Training

Beekeeping requires knowledge and expertise or it may cause you more harm than good. Training and workshops on how you can become a beekeeper will prevent you from doing the mistakes newbies usually make. See teca.fao.org to learn more about the programs and courses you can enroll to get more knowledge about beekeeping.