TO,all my farmer friends;
here in USA, i have gone thru many farms ,and saw many farmers ,rearing honey bees,which is easy and makes extra income for the farmers ,without much investment,and work.
This honey making in the farms is not a big hectic job,but it yields much more money for the farmers,does not need extra land,or some macheneries, its a cottage industry in it`s own, no food and fodder is needed for the bees,NATURE helps bees to collect nector from the flowers ,for FREE, and this HONEY BEES ,makes HONEY & MANY BI-PRODUCTS such as the HONEY BEES WAX, and more, by the help of ALMIGHTY-GOD.
IN COMING DAYS,honey will be a very precious commodity,
may be called as LIQUID GOLD.
I HAVE HEARD, on indian tv few weeks ago,on the health channel,that the indian scientists have reasearched some (HERBAL) medicine which is very much helpful for human beings, AND ITS MADE UP FROM HONEY ONLY.
i did tried to recollect the name given by one doctor in that channel but ,sorry i cannot recollect the name of that medicene, which costs rightnow 15000/- to 18000/- per kg. AND ITS IN A BIG DEMAND ,TOO.
REQUEST; if any one knows about the name and uses of this medicene,please POST.
The INDIAN farmers if they start this types of activities,can help them to be UP-LIFTED, and can save many from doing SUISIDE.
SPECIAL REQUEST ;TO many of our members ,if they know how the HONEY BEES REARING is done please do post here, which will benefit our farmer comunity,.
Last edited by lucky; August 5th, 2008 at 01:20 AM.
Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom which has been gathered by the bees and to which special elements from the bees has been added. The honeybee collects pollen and mixes it with its own digestive enzymes. One pollen granule contains from one hundred thousand to five million pollen spores each capable of reproducing its entire species.
Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food. Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other religious books, and ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. It has long been prescribed by traditional health practitioners-including the fathers of Western medicine Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras-for its healing properties.
More than 40 research studies document the therapeutic efficacy and safety of bee pollen. Clinical tests show that orally ingested bee pollen particles are rapidly and easily absorbed-they pass directly from the stomach into the blood stream. Within two hours after ingestion, bee pollen is found in the blood, in cerebral spinal fluids, and in the urine.
Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span. Bee pollen's ability to consistently and noticeably increase energy levels makes it a favorite substance among many world class athletes and those interested in sustaining and enhancing quality performance.
Bee pollen contains most of the known nutrients, including all of those necessary for human survival. When compared to any other food, it contains a higher percentage of all necessary nutrients. Bee pollen is approximately 25% complete protein containing at least 18 amino acids. In addition, bee pollen provides more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates, and is rich in minerals, the full spectrum of vitamins, and hormones. It is low in calories.
Several nutrients in bee pollen, such as proteins, beneficial fats, vitamins B, C, D, E, and beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, selenium, nucleic acids, lecithin, and cysteine, are scientifically well documented for their ability to strengthen immunity, counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins (which are the two most severe stressors to your immune system), and generate optimal health and vitality.
Bee pollen provides anti-oxidants that scavenge free radicals caused by exposure to radiation, chemical pollutants, and other intense physical or emotional stressors. Radiation and chemical pollutants are known as the two most severe stressors to your immune system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency, the two premier health monitoring organizations in the world, this year you will be exposed to over 200 different forms of radioactive toxins and over 60,000 different chemical toxins.
Toxins by definition stress your immune system, harm other parts of your body, and cause a wide range of common health problems. All forms of radiation, and most chemical pollutants, also produce cumulative side-effects. Any substance that effectively protects your body from the side-effects of exposure to radiation or chemical pollutants is considered a strong immune stimulant and generator of health.
Exposure to radiation and/or chemical pollutants adversely decreases a number of vital body substances. These include antibodies and other white blood cells (your immune response); red blood cells; and nutrients in blood and mother's milk, such as protein and the antioxidant vitamins C and E.
Bee pollen is documented to counteract the effects that radiation and chemical pollutants have on these important barometers of health. Equally important, bee pollen has been proven clinically to generate health.1
Bee pollen significantly reduced the usual side-effects of both radium and cobalt-60 radiotherapy in twenty-five women who had been treated for inoperable uterine cancer.2 The women who took the pollen were considerably healthier and had stronger immunological responses. These women registered beneficial increases in a number of areas, including red and white blood cell counts and serum protein levels. The women also reported feeling an improved sense of well-being. Bee pollen proved beneficial for nausea, poor appetite after radiation treatments, sleep disorders, urinary and rectal disorders, and for general decline and weakness after treatment. The dosage of bee pollen received by these women was twenty grams, which is about 70% of an ounce, or approximately two teaspoons, taken three times per day.
X-rays, radiation, and many environmental pollutants break down some of your body's proteins, thus producing histamine, which then causes several allergic responses. Various laboratory analyses, and the patients' subjective reports, confirmed that bee pollen counteracted these responses, including weakened immune system and sickness.3
Researchers found that bee pollen strengthened the immune systems of mice, improved their resistance to x-rays, and has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Bee pollen prevented the development of cancerous tumors in mice.4
Bee pollen proves to be quite useful for activity enhancement and sports nutrition. It produces an accelerated rate of recovery, including a return to normal heart rate, breathing, and readiness for the next event. Bee pollen improves second and subsequent performances. [Humans not receiving bee pollen show declining performances. It provides energy, stamina, and strength, and enhances performance levels.
Bee pollen should not be confused with the pollen that is blown by the wind and is a common cause of allergies. Allergy-causing pollen is called anemophiles; it is light and easily blown by the wind. Bee pollen is heavier and stickier, and is collected off of bees' legs by special devices placed at the entrance to hives. It is called entomophiles or "friends of the insects," and will rarely cause allergy symptoms.
Many people with allergies and hay fever safely and effectively ingest bee pollen. 73% of patients with hay fever averaged a 75% improvement when given bee pollen orally. 78% of asthma patients averaged a 75% improvement in taking bee pollen orally. 17.8% of hay fever patients and 33.3% of asthma patients showed a complete, 100%, improvement with oral bee pollen-usually the sooner bee pollen treatment began pre-seasonally the greater the rate of healing.5,6,7,8 Quercetin in bee pollen inhibits the release of histamine in the body. It may be one of the contributing factors in decreasing allergic and hay fever responses.9,10,11,12
Bee pollen improves fertility. It can reduce cholesterol levels. Bee pollen improved the condition of men with prostatitis. It produced therapeutic benefits in patients with glycohaemia (abnormal amount of blood sugar), low hemoglobin, and bleeding ulcers.
Bee pollen, royal jelly, and vitamin C were given to menopausal women for 30 days, after which 82% were symptom-free. Patients with kidney insufficiency were fed bee pollen and showed great improvement. Bee pollen promotes healing of a wide variety of other health problems.
Regarding safety, I have observed that a small percent of people who initially ingest large amounts may occasionally experience minor gastrointestinal irritation and a laxative effect or a rare allergic reaction.
One 1983 research study corroborates my clinical experience. It is unclear whether this effect is due to the person being very sensitive; or due to poor quality pollen such as gathered from commercially-sprayed flowers; or improperly cleaned, dried, or stored pollen which therefore may contain debris or mold-causing moisture. I have also clinically observed that large amounts of bee pollen may be contraindicated for some people with gout as it may elevate purine or uric acid levels.
For preventive purposes, a common initial adult dosage of bee pollen granules is initially 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon once per day. The dosage is gradually increased to 1-2 teaspoons one to three times per day. Adults suffering from allergies are best advised to start off with one to three granules daily, and then to gradually increase to higher doses-usually over a period of one month or more. Pollen is also available in gelatin caps, tablets, mixed with other bee products, as a liquid, tincture, cream, and salve. For preventive purposes, the suggested amount is two 450-580 mg. capsules three to four times daily. A short term, therapeutic amount of bee pollen is about three times the preventive amount. Bee pollen should not be cooked.
Actually, when i switch on ,the TV, this conversation was almost over,by some DOCTORS. so i heard some last sentences.
And when i saw american farmers making money from HONEY, it gave me the idea to suggest our farmers in INDIA,to go for this practise,which will bring good money,without investments.
I would like to know more details about this project like investment involved, labour involved, my involvement etc. I am placed in Bangalore and have 15 acres of land near Mysore. Presently the land is vacant and I would like to put it to some use. Also information about contract bee rearing where the produce is picked up by the company or some such arrangments.
dear friends, its a profitable farming only in those areas where flora is aboundant throughout the year in that area. otherwise one has to migrate bees to the area where flora is easily available particularly in monsoon season to Jan.
otherwise bees will not lays eggs and as bees self life is 3 - 6 months, all colonies ( bee boxes ) will be left blank after 3 to 4 months time if flora is not provided to colonies throughout the year
for more info pls feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Last edited by sb2595; August 8th, 2008 at 12:06 PM.
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Researchers at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar city in the State have explored the goodness of the cow urine and are using it extensively while breeding honeybees.
they have used cow urine and with that have seen that within seven-eight days, the breed becomes healthy. The workers (sexually immature females) work as cleaners and queen bees lay eggs.After the urine is sprayed on them, the workers start working more efficiently and then take out unhealthy larva from the eggshells. The queen bee then lays eggs in the shells and then we again spray the urine on the eggs. While rearing, the bees are kept in wooden boxes with frames. They are susceptible to microbial diseases during the process.
With the use of urine the production of larvae from eggs increased but if medicines are used, there is a decline in the production of the eggs. By using sugar with teramixine (Terramicina) the bees begin fighting among themselves. But this method does no harm to the process of rearing, it only has advantages
An average bee colony yields about ten to15 kilograms of honey produced by the 20,000 to 60,000 bees working to create the sweet nectar.Bees being fast breeders, lay as many as 800 to 3000 eggs daily.Bees are female dominated. Only one queen-bee, which has a life span of three years, can live in a beehive. The drones or the male bees die soon after mating and the female starts laying eggs after the third day.