2023 > Beekeeping my new hobby 🐝🐝🐝


2023 December – Ching Neng Bin`s new hobbies range from stingless Kelulut beekeeping to Asian Apis Cerana Honey bees. Beekeeping has been Ching's dream since he was young. His dream came true when a swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard of his parent's house in Sitiawan. To keep bees properly, you need to move the nest to a suitable bee-box or beehive so that you can collect raw honey more easily. So he bought a bee-box (RM71.80) and a beekeeper's protective suit (RM18.89) from China. He spent all afternoon transferring it from the cable spool to the bee-box. (Image – Ching is donning a protective suit and ready to move the bees).


A swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard of his parent's house in Sitiawan.


A swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard.


A swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard.


A swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard.


There are several reasons why the bees flock near the entrance. Firstly, there is a lack of space in the nest, and there may not be any room for them in the nest at all. The second is to cool down on warm days.


A swarm of bees came to build a nest on a wooden cable spool in the backyard.


The backyard of Ching's parents' house in Sitiawan.


A Chinese-made wooden bee-box or beehive in the backyard bought for RM71.80.


A Chinese-made wooden bee-box or beehive in the backyard bought for RM71.80. From the inside, it is one tall, hollow cavity to fill. So they place the honey at the top, brood in the middle, and pollen in the bottom.


Ching Neng Bin duly dressed up in the China-made beekeeping protective jacket suit - RM18.89.


Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby with no restrictions on age or origin. From children to retirees, city dwellers to rural dwellers, beekeeping is a hobby that offers many benefits while contributing to the well-being of families and the environment.


Ching Neng Bin is fully donned in protective gear and ready to move the bees.


The view of the bee colony inside the wooden cable spool.


The view of the bee colony inside the wooden cable spool.


The honeycombs relocated into the wooden bee-box or beehive. From the inside, it is one tall, hollow cavity to fill. So they place the honey at the top, brood in the middle, and pollen in the bottom.


The honeycombs in the bee box. Despite wearing all the protective gear, Ching was stung 3 times by the bees.


Beekeeping is fun for anyone who doesn't care about getting stung. If you are allergic to bee venom or have an irrational fear of bee stings, you will find that beekeeping is one of the most harrowing pastimes imaginable. Despite wearing all the protective gear, Ching was stung 3 times by the bees.


As soon as the queen enters the bee-box or beehive, other bees will swarm around to enter the box.


As soon as the queen enters the bee-box or beehive, other bees will swarm around to enter the box.


Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby with no restrictions on age or origin. From children to retirees, city dwellers to rural dwellers, beekeeping is a hobby that offers many benefits while contributing to the well-being of families and the environment.

As soon as the queen enters the bee-box or beehive, other bees will swarm around to enter the box.


Finally, all the bees are inside the box.
Advantages of Backyard Beekeeping:
1. Experience. Bee hives bring an educational and rewarding experience.
2. Pollination. Your garden will thank you too.
3. Honey. And last but not least, my Honey!


Finally, all the bees are inside the bee-box or beehive.


This natural raw honey is collected fresh from the beehive is the best. The bees are not fed sugar or antibiotics, and the honey contains no chemical preservatives or additives. Fresh raw honey is not heat-treated or processed to maintain optimal nutritional value and enzymes.


Raw honey is great because most of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants in raw honey are naturally retained. Conversely, regular honey can undergo various processing processes, which can remove beneficial nutrients such as pollen and reduce antioxidant levels.

This raw honey may also contain bee pollen and bee propolis, which may have additional benefits. A 2017 research review found that raw honey may have potential protective effects on the respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, and may even have cancer treatment potential.


AKIRO Professional Beekeeping Protective Jacket Suit - RM18.89


The China-made 3 Standard bee box.


Ching bought this bee hive seven-frame standard box at RM71.80 each.




The final location of the bee box at the backyard garden.


Why are bees at the entrance? To keep the honey at the right temperature and circulate the air inside the hive, a few or many adult bees hang out in the front, helping to keep the internal temperature low. On the hottest days, they can be seen spreading their wings to pump air into their nests. Why are my bees flying around the hive? This behavior is normal and means the bees are getting used to their new home.


Why are my bees flying around the hive? This behavior is normal and means the bees are getting used to their new home.


After 3 days, the bees are getting used to their new home.


After 3 days, the bees are getting used to their new home.


The Apis Cerana bee getting used to the new home. Honey beehives can last indefinitely if conditions are right for them to continue to grow in the spring and summer and hibernate in the winter, intact.

 
 Why are my bees flying around the hive? This behavior is normal and means the bees are getting used to their new home.


The two vents on the back of the bee box act as chimneys for the hive, sucking air in through the bottom entrance and letting it escape through the top vent.


The two vents on the back of the bee box act as chimneys for the hive, sucking air in through the bottom entrance and letting it escape through the top vent.


The two vents on the back of the bee box act as chimneys for the hive, sucking air in through the bottom entrance and letting it escape through the top vent.

After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024


After 2 months on 10.02.2024

 

Click to view: 2021  - Kelulut (stingless bee) hive in our garden 🐝🐝🐝


How to keep fit?
Be physically active for 30 minutes in most days of the week. 

Morning exercise for Ching Neng Bin is to mow the lawn when he is not jogging. The way to get vitamin D using sunlight. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it manufactures vitamin D. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus; both are critical for building bone. Also, laboratory studies show that vitamin D can reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation.


The morning exercise for Ching Neng Bin is to mow the lawn of the family home in Sitiawan.


Ching Neng Bin's morning exercise is mowing the lawn at his parents' home in Sitiawan.


Ching Neng Bin's morning exercise is mowing the lawn at his parents' home in Sitiawan.


Ching Neng Bin's other hobby is planting orchids at his parents' home in Sitiawan.

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6 comments:

  1. Wow! Mr Ching now you're a Bee man🐝 🐝 🐝 with honey 🍯 😀

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  2. Allan Nelson17 December, 2023

    Well done Ching. Doing Mother Nature is a good deed.

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  3. Wow, you are a rock star and multitasker. Now you too are friends with Bees as well. Your love for nature keeps you strong and healthy. You are living a forever young lifestyle. Keep it up Neng Bin.

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  4. Chan Nam Hong17 December, 2023

    Beekeeping is a good hobby and investment. A healthy Kelulut hive is being sold for RM500 each. If I remember correctly, Kelulut honey is being sold for RM150 or above.

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  5. Hi Ching, you are our Renaissance man. Bee busy, Bee Joyful. Bee healthy!!!

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  6. Tan Kah Kheng18 December, 2023

    What a great hobby, Neng Bin. Get pure natural organic honey every day 🥰

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