Story of Honey - From Farms to your Dining Table:
1. A Box Full of Bees:
👉 In India anyone who wishes to start Bee Keeping business goes in the market or to the existing beekeeper to buy bee boxes which looks something like this:
👉 In each of these boxes, there are around 80,000 bees. In each box, you will find worker bees, male bees, and one queen bee.
👉 The role of the queen bee is to reproduce, and in one box, there can only be one queen bee. The purpose of worker bees is to produce honey and taking care of newly laid eggs by the queen bee.
👉 The role of the male bees is helping the queen reproduce; they don’t go out and collect honey. When the queen lays new eggs, if a new queen bee is born, it is instantly killed. But, if the main queen bee gets old and stops laying eggs, it is killed by the worker bees, and a newly born queen bee is now made the queen of the box.
👉 During the peak season, when there is enough honey to eat, queen bees fly from the boxes and make beehives on the nearby trees, and then they can be kept in new boxes, and that is how the number of boxes can grow, and business expands.
👉 In the old box, a new queen is born, which is now raised by worker bees, then this new queen starts laying eggs. The average life of the worker bee is 43 days, whereas the life of the queen bee is two years.
👉 In the below image, the bee with number 36 is the queen bee.
2. Bees on food hunt:
👉 Bees have a radius of 3 sq km to find the nectar and bring back to the boxes. In peak seasons, they go flower to flower to find nectar, and they come back only to there own boxes with the nectar, if they go to any other box they get killed by the inhabitants. As you know, Bees are aggressive. 😊
3. Bees during no flower season:
👉 Honey cannot be produced in hot summers or when there are not enough flowers.
👉 To deal with this, beekeepers can take the bee boxes to places where they can find the flowers. For example, if there is a peak summer near Delhi, you can take the boxes near Dehradun, which is 250 km away, and their bees will get the flower to make nectar. But will it also be able enough to make honey and how much will it cost to take 100’s of boxes to such distance. After economic calculation, a beekeeper can decide on this.
👉 In these hot summers, sugar syrup is given to bees to keep them alive and not to produce honey. Certain antibiotics are also necessary for beekeeping; business dynamics do not work without them.
4. Regular Honey vs. Raw Honey:
👉 The term Raw honey means honey, which is directly taken out from the bee boxes, and generally, it can be eaten directly.
👉 Any honey which is reformed from its original state is termed as processed honey, and it can be done for various reasons like:
maintaining a standard quality
keeping the product consistency
ease in processing large quantities of honey
5. Why should you buy from us:
✅ We are an FSSAI registered company, which means the Indian Government has issued a license to us to sell this honey, and any irregularities in this honey is a punishable offense for Scrolling Bee.👆
✅ We are selling Raw unprocessed honey from the last five years online and offline. We do our best to maintain the quality of our Honey products. We regularly check the honey quality with tests like C3 & C4.👆
✅ C4 tests make sure that the honey is produced from plants that have natural sugar in them and are ideal for honey production.👆
✅ C3 tests are conducted to check the corn or sugar adulteration. You can read more about honey adulteration online.👆
✅ If you are planning to add honey to your diet or are a regular consumer, you can get great benefits from raw honey.👆