Our PureBee honey production

Honeycombs in the hive | PureBee

Sadly, some misinformation circulating about beekeeping and honey harvesting is circulating online and I am increasingly being approached by customers about it. That's why I wanted to create some clarity with this post. Certainly there are also black sheep among the beekeepers. Especially with foreign honey (usually recognizable by the inscription "honey from EU and non-EU countries"), it can not always be guaranteed that the bees are kept in an appropriate manner.

For us, species-appropriate beekeeping is very important to us. Therefore, we deal with the topic openly, like ours Honey is produced.

The bees are our most important employees and of course we do everything possible so that no bees are harmed during the harvest. We didn't wipe out a whole stick to get to the one faster Honey to get there and deal with every bee very carefully. We let our bees live as naturally as possible. We do not trim new queens and older queens may live until they are naturally replaced by a younger one.

In order to prevent a people from raving, one can not imprison the queen, as is sometimes claimed. This would almost certainly kill them (and the entire floor) by the excitement. We make our people rave about this, if they want that and then catch the swarms again. So our bee colonies multiply naturally.

Our bees also live in a fixed location and we do without the so-called hiking and stressful transports.

In addition beekeepers are very attentive in dealing with their bees. It's important to keep in mind that even if a beekeeper's profit comes first, he would lose out if he treated his staff badly, carelessly crushed or injured.

The profit in honey production is not our priority. We never take the whole Honey from the stick, but often leave back some honeycomb. Of course that is Honey the food of the bees and when we remove this, we must provide for appropriate replacement. Every beekeeper in Germany does that too. He feeds his bees in late summer so they can store the new food to feed off in winter.

Beekeeping is a give and take between bees and beekeepers. In most cases, for many it is more of a hobby than a profession. All German beekeepers we know are not for beekeeping profit, but for the love and pleasure of working with bees. Unfortunately, some animal welfare organizations cover beekeepers with a grotesque caricature of beekeeping. These allegations may apply to beekeeping in foreign countries, but certainly not for German beekeepers.

PureBee | Our honey cycle
  1. Collect the industrious bees Honey and dust by the way plants
  2. The hive is carefully opened and the bees calmed down with smoke
  3. The honeycomb is removed from the hive and the bees carefully swept off
  4. The wax cover is removed and the honeycomb opened
  5. The Honey is thrown and separated from the honeycomb
  6. The empty honeycomb comes back to the hive and again by the bees Honey filled
Honeybee on dandelion | PureBee
Bees fly in the stick | PureBee
The hive will be opened | PureBee