Guest post by Dana Harris
The benefits of keeping bees are countless, starting from the valuable products bees produce all the way to the fact that they contribute to keeping the ecosystem balanced. These small hard-working creatures play an important role in pollinating the flowers and crops without which we wouldn’t have many of the food products we consume today.
Evidence of gathering honey dates back to thousands of years ago. After people discovered this sweet and delicious natural remedy, they began to domesticate wild bees. Today, beekeeping is widespread all over the world and more and more people devote themselves to this noble and exciting job, whether as hobbyists, part-time beekeepers or commercial beekeepers. However, beekeepers need to pay attention to many details in order to have healthy beehives that don’t suffer from negative consequences of pesticides, wrong nutrition, mites and wing viruses etc. which results in quality bee products.
The following infographic is an interesting and useful resource which points out some interesting stats and facts about beekeeping and honey, includes information about the reasons behind CCD and how to prevent it, illustrates the mandatory and additional requirements that a honey label should contain and explains some of the terminology we can find on honey labels, which is very useful to know when choosing honey to buy. Whether you are a beekeeper or honey consumer, this infographic may reveal some interesting information that can be helpful when you least expect it.