Beekeeping in BarbadosKey information about bees and the business of beekeeping in Barbados.
Beekeeping Equipment Protective Equipment: In case you hadn’t realized, Bees Sting!! The reactions to these stings can vary, depending on the susceptibility of each individual to bee venom. It is, therefore, important that you wear personal protective...
Pests and Diseases in Beekeeping: What To Look Out For and How To Best Protect and Care For Your Bee
The occurrence of diseases in honeybees depends upon three factors: 1. Bees (their genetics): the hygienic behavior and resistance to various diseases varies from colony to colony and it is based on the genetic heritage of the queen bees. 2. Pathogens (their presence,...
When people hear the word bees, they automatically think about honey. There are more useful products in a beehive that the bees produce in addition to honey. These include propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and pollen. Honey Honey is made from the nectar collected...
Swarming occurs when a large group of bees from a hive leave with a queen to form a new colony. This occurs when conditions in the hive cannot support the present number of bees. It can be seen as a form of reproduction. Before the swarm occurs a new queen is raised...
The natural colour spectrum of honey can vary from light amber to even black. It is dependent on several different factors such as: -Mineral and ash content (higher levels result in a darker honey) -Pollen content -Plant origin -Geographical origin -Temperature...
It is a known fact that Barbados is the region’s largest importer of honey per year. The greatest source confusion, however, is the ‘Why?’. Why is it that one of the island’s best kept secrets for so long remained a secret for so long ESPECIALLY when it could have...
The Barbados Apiculture Association recognizes the photo and video content contributions of Ms. Meike Joseph who has given us express permission for the use of content from her personal gallery! We appreciate you, Meike!
The Nectar and Pollen Calendar
The nectar and pollen calendar is a record of the flowering pattern of bee-friendly plants.
The BAA Constitution
Review the thirteen articles of the Barbados Apiculture Association Constitution. Read online or download the PDF.
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