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Natural Beekeeping is a Safe Way to Make Honey

By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

Beekeeping is the process of owning and breeding bees. The main goal is to harvest the honey and other raw materials that the colony produces.

However, there are beekeepers who have other ideas in mind aside from gaining a profit.

Rather than managing a common apiary for honey production, these beekeepers operate a bee sanctuary where the bees are kept in an environment free from harmful chemicals and diseases.

There are several ways to properly maintain a bee sanctuary. One of these is through practicing a natural way of beekeeping.

Natural beekeeping involves processes such as not moving the beehives to avoid stressing the bees, letting them build their own natural combs, and not feeding them artificial supplements like sugar syrup or even antibiotics.

Another common method that natural beekeepers practice is not using any chemical sprays that commercial beekeepers utilize. This stemmed from the the threat of the dwindling bee population in the world.

This ethical way of beekeeping is met with interest from the market since it provides pure honey that’s not mixed with sugar syrup or other addendums. In addition, it also helps in keeping the number of bees from declining while aiding in their repopulation.

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Patricia Bianca S. Taculao
Patricia Taculao, or Patty as she likes to be called, is a content producer for Manila Bulletin Digital Lifestyle. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She loves to spend her free time, reading, painting, and watching old movies.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Ma’am Patricia, I hope you could also publish in the magazine format a more comprehensive article on commercial beekeeping; and, even #UrbanBeekeeping. Can contact me at stingawin@gmail.com in case you’d like to feature one. I keep 2 colonies at our rooftop in Manila since January 2019 and have harvested 57.8 kilos in May & June. I can also refer more urban beekeepers if ever. Thanks🌻🐝💛

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for reaching out. I’ve sent an email to the address you’ve given.

      Cheers!

  2. Why is not there a full-coverage beekeeper in Luzon? I would like to keep bees in Olongapo City and surroundings, but I do not get any bees here! Where can I get bees in Olongapo? Is there any subsidy for setting up a beekeeping business? Bees are eytrem important for horticulture and dn fruits and vegetables. But most importantly where can I get bees!

    1. Hello!

      Kindly contact your local DA or ATI for more information. Thank you!

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