Bees

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How to construct a smoker for beekeeping

The smoker is an essential tool for any beekeeper. Since long time ago, smoke has been used to calm down the bees when handling beehives. This technology describes the materials, tools and procedures needed to manufacture a smoker.

How to make added value products with dead bees

Honey bees bodies have important healing properties and dead bees have been used for treating and/or curing diseases for thousands of years. The oldest civilizations like Chinese, Egyptian, Maya and Romans, used dead bees in extracts to keep healthy and to treat diseases. Dead bees can also be used in agriculture as compost for the soil. This technology explains how to collect dead bees and how to make value added products with dead bees.

Use of Stingless Bees for Pollination

While the coconut shell technology is the easiest and cheapest way to propagate stingless bees, it may not be practical for inter-island transport for pollination of large plantation crops like mango. Thus, a suitable wooden hive was designed for this purpose. This technology explains how to build the wooden hive as well as the requirements for utilizing stingless bees for pollination.

Beekeeping in Africa: Using bees for pollination

The practice of using bees to pollinate fruit crops is as new as the beekeeping industry in most parts of tropical Africa, although the practice has started in a few places in northern and southern Africa. This entry describes how farmers could utilize it to their advantage. The entry introduces the topic and then gives specific advice the issues an agreement between beekeeper and fruit-grower should include.
This technology is part of a series on hive management derived from the FAO publication Beekeeping in Africa.