Pollination Pollination: Bees are active pollinators. Most plants require effective pollination for their survival. Bees are the most preferred pollinating insects. Extensive and proper pollination can bring about larger harvests of fruits, vegetables, and crops. Having bees nearby can bring a marked improvement in the quality and quantity of vegetables, fruits, or flowers you and your neighbours grow.
Research shows that the dollar value of pollination by domesticated bees and beekeepers to a range of agricultural crops in the U.S.A. alone is measured in the millions of dollars per year.
Stress Reliever Although there may not be any specific scientific claims to prove it, yet, beekeepers feel bees help them reduce their personal stress levels. Visitors enjoy just watching the bees coming in and going out of their hives with all their hustle and bustle.
Educational Beekeeping is very educational for adults and children. You can learn many things from watching bees as they follow specific patterns of work.
Different categories of bees have assigned duties. Keeping a regular watch on beehives, observing bees, drones, and worker bees going about their work can teach us valuable lessons on work and time management.
Gifts Beekeeping helps you to be able to shower your friends and relatives with various exclusive gifts at a fairly low cost. Gift items from your beehives could include bottled honey, beeswax, cosmetics, homemade candles and even lip balm.
Healthy Products You can use the bee products available from your bee colonies to maintain your health. A regular supply of fresh, pure honey collected from your own beehive is just the start.
Many people believe that propolis (a glue produced and used by bees to maintain their combs) is good for you.