Choosing a name for your bee business is one of the most important things you’ll need to do. It will help people remember your brand and give you a head-start in marketing.
It’s a good idea to choose a name that is both catchy and unique. If you’re a fan of nature, use natural words to come up with your name.
What is beekeeping?
Beekeeping is the practice of raising honey bees in hives. It is also called apiculture.
The term apiary refers to the number of hives kept in one location, typically by a beekeeper. It can be any size from 2 hives for a hobbyist to thousands of hives for a commercial beekeeper.
Bees are important pollinators of flowers, transferring pollen from flower to flower and seeding 90% of all flowering plants. They also provide food to humans in the form of honey and beeswax.
What is apiculture?
Apiculture is the process of raising bees and manufacturing honey and wax on a commercial scale. In this method, a lot of beehives are kept in an area called the apiary.
Beekeeping is an important part of modern agriculture. It provides farmers and hobbyists with a wide range of enterprises, including production of beeswax, honey and other edible bee products; crop pollination services; and the sale of bees to other apiarists.
Bees are social insects who live in colonies directed by a queen bee. They can sting when agitated, so it is important to take appropriate care when working with them.
What is a hive?
A hive is a man-made or natural structure, like a hollow in a tree, that honey bees live in. They use it to raise their young, collect pollen and store honey.
Each hive contains one queen bee. She lays eggs and then flies out of the hive to mate with drones. Her workers care for her. They produce wax, build comb and forage for nectar and pollen.
What is a queen bee?
A queen bee is an adult, mated female (gyne) that lives in a colony or hive of honey bees. She is developed from larvae selected by worker bees and specially fed in order to become sexually mature.
She is the only female in a hive that can lay fertilized eggs. To do this, she goes on a mating flight.
What is a honeycomb?
A honeycomb is a structure made of hexagonal cells that bees use to store their hive’s food. This includes ripe honey, pollen and larvae.
It also helps the hive survive during cold weather when bees cluster close together to keep warm.
A sheet of honeycomb consists of two layers of contiguous hexagonal cells. The hexagon shape is instinctive for the bees – no one showed them how to build these cells.
What is a cell?
A cell is the basic structure of a bee hive. It is a vertical shaped structure that hangs from the brood frame.
Worker bees collect wax-producing glands in their abdominal segments and sculpt it into cells. The resulting cells have a slight upward tilt.
These cells, known as brood cells, are the foundation of a hive and are created by the worker bees. They are capped with wax cappings and become the home of brood, egg and larvae.
What is a honey stomach?
The honey stomach, also known as a crop, is a part of the bee’s esophagus that is specially designed to store nectar. After forager bees collect nectar from flowers, it is stored in this special organ until it can be brought back to the hive.
The honey stomach is separated from the midgut by a muscular organ called the proventriculus. This is a one-way valve that prevents the bee from regurgitating nectar into the midgut.
What is an ocellus?
The three small eyes located in the middle of a bee’s head are called an ocellus. They help a bee see UV markers from flowers to help them land safely and get the nectar they need.
Bees use a pair of large compound eyes and three smaller lens eyes, called ocelli, for visual tasks [5,6,9]. Ocelli have a high absolute sensitivity that may be important to many behavioral tasks.