Honey, wax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly and bee venom are obtained from bees, for consumption, cosmetic and other uses.
A bee lives 50 days, works 7 to 10 hours a day, it will visit 1500 flowers to produce 1 g of honey, they will need to work hard to get the pollen from 1 million and a half flowers so that we can steal 1kg of honey from them.
Most of the honey comes from industrial beekeeping
In handling, shaking, the use of smoke and drafts, many bees are killed by crushing or by dragging their wings and legs.
The image shows an artificial insemination, and the following video shows the obtaining of sperm by squeezing the head, thorax and abdomen of the drones until they kill them by bursting them with the fingers:
Conventional practice includes removing all of the honey and feeding it a mixture of sugar and water, and although queen bees in the wild live 5 years, industrial beekeepers kill the queens every year because their ability to lay eggs is impaired.
It is estimated that 90% of flowering plants depend on pollination by bees.
The consumption of organic honey does not help the bees, you want to help the bees plant flowers, such as calendula, oregano, thyme, lavender, sunflower, primrose, catmint and you can also encourage and allow them to honeycomb in your terrace or garden (You can learn how to do that), where they will be safer than in the field exposed to pesticides.
By: Ariel Rodríguez Bosio