Beekeeping is like running a business entity with a straightforward and strong management program. It consists of a factory with thousand of workers, your honey worker bees and your self on leading of the organization and concurrently holding the positions of factory, marketing and advertising and sales manager, and perhaps the finance and administration manager too.
As a business, your objective might be to create and sell top quality honey. Honey has been consumed by human given that lengthy ago and is quite useful with a lot of benefits. The use of honey has a very long history not only as a nutritious food but also as other meanings that reflects its significance in cultures and religions.
The high quality of honey depends on a lot of factors which are essentially connected to the source of nectar or floral source. Other elements that establish the quality of honey is processing and packaging. The floral supply determines the taste and aroma of honey as well as its water content and clarity. Based on its floral source honey can be derived from particular flower nectars or from unspecified origins, or blended following honey collection.
Most of the offered honey sold in the marketplace is blended honey or a mixture of a number of floral sources with different flavor, colour, density and various location of origin. You can also locate polyfloral honey or wildflower honey which is derived from the nectar of many flower types. As a result you may locate some inconsistency of this type of honey from season to season in its taste, aroma and flavor, based on which flower is more dominant.
If you wish to create monofloral honey, which is collecting honey that is derived from the nectar of a single variety of flower, you want to manage that your honey bees has access to only 1 variety of flower, which is quite a difficult job to do. As a matter of fact, you can not handle all your bees, some will collect nectar from other flowers, and there is a excellent possibility that your monofloral honey may include a small amount of nectar from other flower varieties.
Let us observe how the bees make honey from the collected nectar from flowers that surrounds their hive. A quickly as the bees arrives in their hive, they will empty their fully stomach by regurgitating the nectar then swallow and ingest it once again for numerous instances till it gets partially digested. This is in fact the transformation approach from nectar to honey. The bees will do this regurgitating and ingesting collectively for several occasions until its reaches the wanted quantity which they place into the honey comb.
This newly stored nectar still consists of a lot of water and some all-natural yeast that may possibly result in the fermentation of the sugar content in the nectar. By nature the bees will fan their wings to create an air stream above the honeycombs to facilitate the evaporation of water from the nectar. This produces a greater sugar concentration which will eventually avoid fermentation to happen. This is a organic approach in a bee’s life, generating honey to be stored as meals source throughout tough instances like winter.
The job of a beekeeper is just to encourage the bees to produce much more honey than what is necessary by the bees. Such over production of honey will be helpful for both the bees and the beekeeper.
The ripe honey is a thick, sticky sweet liquid. It contains a lot of fructose and glucose with a smaller quantity of maltose and sucrose. Although the common presentation of honey is the bottled liquid kind, but there are other types of honey which are subjected to different honey processing techniques. The application of methods is fully the discretion of the beekeeper.
To mention some varieties that can be further created: raw honey, strained honey, ultra-filtered honey, pasteurized honey, crystallized honey, ultra-sonicated honey, whipped honey, dried honey, chunk honey and comb honey. Every single variety has its personal advantage and purposes, which can be addressed to a certain market place.
Properly, with such numerous varieties, a beekeeper has a lot of challenges to fulfill some market place needs and this of course, need to be the job of you as a marketing and advertising and sales manager. Isn’t it?
Happy honey generating and advertising and marketing!