What are the benefits of beekeeping to human and nature? What benefits does beekeeping provide to people and nature, both socioculturally and economically?
Every area with plants and flowers from sea level to high plateaus thousands of meters can be defined as suitable areas for beekeeping.
In addition to the main source of additional income for the farmer or peasant, it creates additional source of income.
As a result of the effects of beekeeping on pollination, environmental sustainability is also benefited.
Foods rich in nutritional value can be produced, including honey, royal jelly and pollen.
Bee venom and propolis obtained from beekeeping are used in alternative medical applications.
It enables the evaluation of unprocessed agricultural areas.
It is used for hobby and recreation purposes as well as income source.
Finally, learning the basic principles in the training of beekeeping in a short time also enables the start of the business in a short time.
The difference of organic beekeeping from normal beekeeping is that honey, which has not come from any cultivated plants, has come completely from wild flowers or wild trees, and that honey is produced without residue without medication. Just as in other farming, just like the bees that made 1000 years ago make honey, they create the same environment and produce honey in the same way. It has a number of rules and procedures. If these are observed, it is possible to obtain the organic beekeeping certificate after the audit of the certification company.
There should be no normal agricultural areas in organic beekeeping areas. After agriculture started to be made in a medicated way, this also affected beekeeping. One of the most important rules of organic beekeeping should not be made in the 5 km diameter circle, which is the flight distance of the bee, by any kind of normal conventional agriculture, namely, a cultivation of human hands, which is sprayed and irrigated, such as a lemon and orange garden. If it is done, it should be organic agriculture in this agriculture. This is necessary for the honey produced and other bee products to be organic.
There is a transition period of 1 year in organic beekeeping. If you are doing conventional beekeeping today, it is not possible to switch to organic beekeeping the next day. By negotiating with a supervisory company, you are given a 1-year transition period. During this period, your hives should be replaced with unpainted, honeycombs with organic honeycomb. Because, in the conventional beekeeping period, there may be residues in the waxes of the honeycombs. Even if there is no drug residue in the honey obtained in one year, the organic transition process will continue. In adverse conditions, if the certification company deems it necessary, it may extend a year. At the end of a year, some samples are taken from the bee products produced by the inspection companies and sent to the laboratories. If it is determined that there is no drug residue here, your bee products are certified.