Beekeeping is a great way for families to make $300 – $400 / month with pretty minimal over site. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you want to get involved.
Basically 1 hive can produce about 50 Kilos of honey per year which is about $100 per month. All round figures which we will update as we learn more.
It takes about 3 months for the production of honey and to start making money.
You can usually split (double) your, 1 hive, into 4 hives within a year. With advanced techniques, you could grow to 20 hives per year as the Queen lays 2,000 eggs (1 frame) per day
Things that make bees sting
- dark clothes
- hairy clothes, like a sweater
- smelly, body order or other
- storm coming
- citrus or banana smells
- queen less
Follow strict schedule of maintenance and processing.
DO’s & DON’Ts
Don’t harvest too soon.
Thank you for the support of the following:
James Dunbar – Bee Keeping Club Cambodia
Karel & Michelle of – Awareness Cambodia
Ross Wright of – C.H.O.I.C.E. Cambodia
Royal Jelly – 3 days
Swarming when full hive 1/2 leaves with queen.
Brood – brood area, all the bees that don’t yet have wings
Jenter Queen Bee Rearing Kit – http://www.ecrotek.co.nz/beekeeping-equipment/queen-rearing-materials/complete-jenter-unit.html
workers live 6 weeks / queen lives 2 – 4 years / lays 2,000 eggs per day
20,000 bees per box
21 days to hatch
male = drone = clone of queen
12 frames = split hive
9 grams of honey makes 1 gram of wax
3 spices in Cambodia
Barow mite – treatment tyme oil, oregano, eucalyptus, can put in smoker
Bee radius is 3K
inmature / green honey – honey has moisture that will furment = honey no good
2.7 kilos of honey per frame
propulous – $500/kilo
spacing between frames – 7mm
CHANTZ – get Khmer instructions translated / written
Draw out the wax? I think means making the wax colm