Rightpet

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder,
Bred invertebrate myself,
Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Italian Honeybee

By

United States

Posted Jun 16, 2014

The Italian Honeybee is the only bee that I have ever kept in beekeeping and compared to the rest of my urban farming, and professional breeding pursuits it is a very new project for me. They are fascinating to watch, and are effortless to maintain. You can order queens for your hive online, and throughout a summer they will produce pounds of honey for you. There is nothing in this world like fresh honey straight from the hive. If you have a large garden, which I do, they will pollinate your plants and then move on to up to two to three miles in diameter around their hive. Italian Honeybees tend to be far less aggressive than other honeybee breeds and all you need to coax them into docility is a little smoke. They honeybee has been cultivated for thousands of years and due to the recent ecological changes facing our planet the wild honeybee is going extinct slowly. If you really want to be ecologically empowered, and provide serious results for the plant life around you this is a must-have backyard livestock. They’re effortless, and you get the absolute best honey you will ever have in the process.

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