A blog about French wildlife with a wide focus on French species, conservation, habitat management including keeping honey bees and honey production managed organically in a sustainable manner.
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Having honey bees without keeping them.
There appears to be more and more people that just want to
have some honey bees in their garden or on their land. These same people are
often met with a barrage of it isn’t possible, they will all die, you need to
be trained, (like a donkey?), or you will be spreading disease and every other
evil that paranoid beekeepers can dream up to protect their image of being
masters of their craft and keepers of the grail. Fortunately not all bee keepers are that precious or narrow minded.
However would it surprise you to know that actually it’s perfectly possible and
reasonable to have honey bees without playing with them?