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About Beeswild

Local bee farms and bee friends recommend us if people need bees to be removed from their property. We save the bees from being extinct by poisons that are used to kill them. We remove bees, professionally, sustainably and resettle the colonies to safe habitats.

In order for us to be able to do this, we have to set up beehives, using exclusively Flow Bee Hives, in which the bees are resettled. Each apiary costs approximately 300USD. We do not receive any public support for our work, our clients will never ever receive an invoice from us which is why we are dependent on donations.

Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world’s most important pollinator of food crops.

It is estimated that one-third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees.

Finally the precarious state of honeybee and native bee populations all throughout the world is receiving appropriate public recognition. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has ravaged honeybee populations; in some parts of the world up to 90% of bee populations have perished. Native habitat and forage grounds are disappearing at an alarming rate as industrialization continues. The invasion of the Varroa Destructor mite and other bee pests and diseases continues, causing significant winter losses and the general decline in health of bees. The unabated use of pesticides (especially neonicotinoids) in agricultural areas, cosmetic pesticides in urban areas and industrial pollution (singularly and in combination) are in large part responsible for the mass die off of bees.

100%

organic
product

Bees are life

Bees Are Life … it’s that simple!

Beeswild’s Mission is “to advance the understanding of and preservation of the honeybee as a vital resource in our ecosystem and food web, through public education, advocacy, support for  beekeepers, and the keeping of urban and suburban beehives”.

Beeswild is a social movement whose goal is to support and re-establish the world’s dwindling honeybee and native bee populations in one corner of the world at a time, starting in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida. We do this by saving and resettling bees in urban and suburban locations using sustainable beekeeping practices, going organic wherever possible.

To share the “bounty of the bee” we work with local beekeepers to bring raw 100% Southflorida Honey to the public, and, with a focus on public education we will further grow the public awareness of the importance of bees to our planet.

Healthy properties of honey

  • regulates metabolic processes
  • increases immunity
  • honey improves blood composition
  • helps to cope with insomnia
  • gives energy to the body, restores strength

975

liters of honey 2019

180

mil bees on the farm

32

bee families

56

field hectares covered

Technology

How we produce our honey

Making honey is a complex and unique process and is produced in several stages

Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb. The design of the honeycomb and constant fanning of the bees’ wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey. Honey’s color and flavor varies based on the nectar collected by the bees. For example, honey made from orange blossom nectar might be light in color, whereas honey from avocado or wildflowers might have a dark amber color.

01. Flowers produce nectar and attract our bees

Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries or nectarines, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

02. Bees collect the nectar and carry it to the beehive

Honey bees collect pollen and nectar as food for the entire colony, and as they do, they pollinate plants. Nectar stored within their stomachs is passed from one worker to the next until the water within it diminishes. At this point, the nectar becomes honey, which workers store in the cells of the honeycomb.

03. Bees seal cells with wax and honey ripens

Scientists have found numerous examples of a new phenomenon – bees “entombing” or sealing up hive cells full of pollen to put them out of use, and protect the rest of the hive from their contents. A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal prismatic wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen.

04. We collect the product and transfer it to the packaging

Honey extraction is the central process in beekeeping of removing honey from honeycomb so that it is isolated in a pure liquid form. Normally, the honey is stored by honey bees in their beeswax honeycomb; in framed bee hives, the honey is stored on a wooden structure called a frame.

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