Welcome to Beekeeping the Natural Way using Oils and Herbs


Beekeeping the Natural Way is all about beekeeping as nature intended, working in close contact with nature, where everything around you is beautiful and peaceful; handling bee products and absorbing the odours of the hives.

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When there's food on offer, the Wasp and the Honeybee call a truce and enjoy it together...
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Wasp and Honeybees


FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Apple Cider Vinegar for health An apple in the breadbin will keep food fresh. Apple Cider Vinegar for health Strawberries contain high levels of ellagic acid, which helps the body fight the effects of pollution.
Apple Cider Vinegar for health Native Americans ate cranberries to ward off food poisoning. Apple Cider Vinegar for healthIf you get stung by a wasp, rub raw onion on the spot. Vinegar or an onion also works for a bee sting.
Apple Cider Vinegar for health Get rid of bad breath by chewing parsley soaked in apple cider vinegar Apple Cider Vinegar for health Soak picked tomatoes in salty water for a few minutes if they've gone soft.


To make one pound of honey, bees must collect nectar from 2 million flowers and from one hive, 55 thousand miles of flight must be undertaken to provide this one pound!


Killing honeybees is both needless and irresponsible. In the U.K. Apis mellifera is becoming very scarce in the wild. Beekeepers spend countless hours and lots of money keeping them alive every year to pollinate our food crops.

Your local Police Station/County Council will have a call-out list of Beekeepers who will attend and remove swarms.


As busy as a bee...Did you know? - Collectively, bees fly 24,000 miles and visit three to nine million flowers to make one pound of honey. Some of the flowers include dandelion, raspberry, blackberry, coneflower,bluebells, wallflower, poppy, white clovers, goldenrod, and heather. If one has allergies to these flowers, it is believed there is a beneficial anti-allergy effect by taking raw honey which contains trace amounts of their pollen. It is preferable to purchase honey from a local beekeeper near to your home, to ensure it contains the pollen you may be allergic to.
  • Bees have been on this planet for over 20 million years,
    whereas humans have only 'just arrived'.

We have much to learn from the honeybee, bees can live without us but we cannot live without them. Plans are already under way for us to move to another planet, and when we do so, the honeybee will be coming with us.

Please note:
Sadly, over the last few years, Varroa has taken such a hold that I have had to revert to using chemical strips to kill the mites, because natural oils are not potent enough on their own. However, I am now using a relatively new product called Apiguard (made from Thymol) instead.


Proverbs to Live By

Wear a smile and
have friends;
wear a scowl and
have wrinkles.

George Eliot

Proverbs to Live By

We have two ears
and one mouth
that we may listen
the more and
talk the less.

Greek Proverb


   
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Warning
The information contained in these web pages has not been verified for correctness. Some of the information contained herein is hearsay and may not be correct.
Use the information from these pages only at your own risk!

The content of this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as medical advice. Please discuss any noteworthy health concerns with an accredited medical professional. Any allergies to particular fruits, vegetables, herbs should be taken into consideration, and avoid those formulas which may affect you.

I will not be responsible for any misadventure resulting from the use or misuse of any products. mentioned, and for any misadventure resulting from the use or misuse of information contained in any pages of this entire website.

Bibliography
A Modern Herbal. Mrs M.Grieve F.R.H.S
Folk Medicine. D.C.Jarvis M.D
Bee Craft March 1998.
Jekka's complete Herb Book. Jekka Mc Vicar
The illustrated book of herbs. Barbara Hey
The complete family guide to Natural Home Remedies. Karen Sullivan
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants Andrew Chevallier MNIMH
Ministry of Agriculture leaflet
Central Science Laboratory National Bee Unit (NBU) North Yorkshire
Sandra L. Arlinghaus Ph.D University of Michigan (Varroa Map)

Comb Background Copyright of and kindly provided by Gilles RATIA
Webmaster of the "Virtual Beekeeping Gallery": http://www.beekeeping.com

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Copyright
Jeff Davies - 1998-2007
This website was featured in the magazine Jan 2000

Last updated 21st February 2007

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