Shadow24601Featured By OwnerNov 12, 2016Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm friends with a guy running a honey business. (idk what to call it XD) He has a bunch of hives scattered all over the place and then the honey is sent away to the factory to be put in jars, though he makes some of it locally. (It's tastes great btw)
Personally I'm in what you'd call an opposite profession as "Pest Controller" is part of my job along with my dad While we sometimes have to deal with wild hives, we really dislike having to destroy them and if possible try to find local bee keepers to give the bee colonies over to. I've had some experience dealing with bees and wasps and they're not as scary as people think, main thing to remember is not to be afraid of them but keep cool, calm and relaxed as they can pick up on how you're feeling and it affects them in turn.
Well honey is delightful and sweet to a lot of people ^^ Its good for sore throats, upset stomachs, healing skin infections, making skin softer, healing dry hair, making hair soft and shiny, and is good for the nails ^^
It has a lot of good medical uses and its quite lovely on toast heehee <3
Yep, actually, the state insect of West Virginia (my home <3 ) is the Honey Bee, so its more than just a bug to me! And the fact that this precious, intelegent species is endangered is why I decided to dedicate some of my time to raise bees and help keep their numbers up ^^
And yes, even I am very frightened of them. But its not them in particular its their stings haha ^^' I feel like this will also help me get over my fears and I'll be able to truly love the bees
I see a few of them here and there but rarely I think. I'm afraid of there needles too. Thats good to see someone raise bees. Lol is it weird that I'm thinking of creating a pony character with a bumble bee theme?
He does collect honey, and he sells most of it. He has around 15-20 hives (I'm really not sure, I've never went close to the hives). I know that he used to have more than 50, but he was unable to keep up as he got older. He is a beekeeper for almost 40 years from now. Unfortunately, he may get rid of the hives, because he started getting extreme pain in his body and back a year ago and he can't take care for them anymore (my grandmother and family friends help him with the bees)