Welcome to the Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association

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About Honeybees

These and other beehive products are of good value for human health.  See your local beekeeper or beehive products health store for more information.

  • HONEY is a sweet viscid liquid made by honeybees from nectar gathered from flowers of plants.  The nectar is stored in cells of beeswax, manufactured and constructed by honeybees and ripened into honey by the inversion of the greater portion of the sucrose sugar of nectar into levulose (fructose) and destrose (glucose) and by th eremoval of excess moisture.  When the honey is ripened it is capped or sealed in the cells.  Pure honey is then ready for our use.
  • PROPOLIS is a hive sealant against weather and disease.  It has many human uses.
  • BEE POLLEN is a protein food used by honey bees, and is an excellent energy source for humans.
  • ROYAL JELLY is the sole diet fed to the queen bee.  It is a thick, creamy, milkty white liquid that is also good for human use.

 

***If you are diabetic, check with your doctor before eating honey and NEVER give honey to children less than one year old.***

POLLINATION for most of us is vaguely explainable.  Without it many of our flowers and food crops would become extinct.

The USDA lists the following crops as being dependent on insect pollinators to produce seed or fruit.  How many of these do you eat each day?

 Alfalfa

Cinnamon 

Mustard 

 Almond

 Citrus Fruits

 Nectarine

 Apple

 Clover

 Onion & Leek

 Artichoke

 Cole Crop

 Peach

 Asparagus

 Cranberry

 Pear

 Avacado

 Currant

 Persimmon

 Blackberry

 Dewberry

 Plum

 Buckwheat

 Eggplant

 Radish

 Cacao

 Garlic

 Raspberry

 Caraway

 Gooseberry

 Rutabaga

 Cashew

 Huckleberry

 Squash

 Celery

 Kola Nut

 Sunflower

 Cherry

 Macadamia

 Tea

 Chive

 Melon

 Turnip

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