Natural Beekeeping

Top Bar ApiRevolution has begun! Lets make some inexpensive Top Bar Hives and let them be pesticide free on their own natural comb! Che Guebee is a rebel bee fighting for the survival of the Biodiversity we all depend on and which is seriously endangered by deforestation and mono-crop agriculture! What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wasps are helping the Honeybees

We often hear how annoying wasps are. They attack bee hives and people. But they are not all that bad;
Wasps have much stronger mandibles than honeybees and thanks to that they can penetrate the hard fruit skin. Once the fruit is opened the honeybees can also part take in feeding on the fructose sugar from the fruits.Wasps are very beneficial in the nature. In my locality they are the ones pollinating Black Currants, they feed on pest insects and they provide food for the honeybees by opening the fruits with their strong mandibles.
I have planted a small patch of Calendula in our garden which is blooming now. Bees work Calendula flowers readily. Im soon to start preparing a large area for our kitchen garden and there I will plant lots of Calendula, Asters, Borage and other bee friendly plants.

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