How does a beekeeper know if there are wild bees around?

The basic condition of beekeeping is to have at least one colony of bees, which can be obtained either by buying them from a beekeeping farm or by collecting wild bees yourself. To buy bees, go directly to an experienced local beekeeper and ask where to buy them, but getting wild bee colonies is a matter of discovery.

1:Observational honey gathering

  Observing the honey collecting behavior of bees is an effective way to judge whether there is a wild bee colony nearby. If you see bees collecting honey on the flowers, it means that there must be a swarm within a 3 km radius (the collecting radius of bees is about 3 km), and then pay attention to the direction of the bees' return to the nest after collecting honey and the flight height, the return direction is generally the direction of the hive (bees will fly straight back to the hive after collecting honey). The lower the flight altitude, the closer the cellular distance, and the higher the flight altitude, the farther the cellular distance!

2:Observation water collection

  Bees, like other animals, cannot live without water. When bees lack water, they will go to the water source to collect water, which is especially common in the relatively dry summer and autumn. Moreover, most of the bees go out to collect water and will fly straight back to the hive after collecting water, so observing the water collecting behavior of bees is the most effective way to find bee nests. If you find that there are bees in the water collection must pay attention to observe the direction of the water collection bees back to the nest, generally along this direction within 500 meters can find the hive!

3:Observe stool

  Bees live entirely on flowers (including pollen and nectar, etc.), and bees, like other animals, also need to excrete waste (bee excreta is related to food, and the color is mostly light yellow, yellow, dark yellow, etc.), so when searching for wild bees, pay attention to whether there is bee excreta nearby. In addition, the more dense bee excreta, the closer the hive is. Especially when the sun shines on the hive, the bees will excrete the nest in large numbers, and it is easy to find the specific location of the hive!

4:Listen carefully

  When bees fly, they make a "buzzing" sound (the sound of bees is not caused by wing agitation, but by the eardrum at the base of their wings), especially near the hive, this "buzzing" sound is very dense, but many bees also make a dense "buzzing" sound when they collect honey from a honey source. Therefore, if there are no bees nearby but the "buzzing" is very dense, it indicates that there must be a bee nest nearby, as long as you follow the direction of the sound can easily find!
  Sum up:The living habits of bees are the theoretical basis for searching wild bee colonies, for example, the hive can be limited to 3 kilometers according to the honey collection habits, the range can be reduced to about 500 meters according to the water collection habits, and the hive can be reduced to 50 meters according to the excretion behavior of bees!
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