Beekeeping has always been a good hobby or profession. Today, more and more young people are getting involved, which gives additional potential. Beekeeping is an extremely difficult activity. It is often defined as high-risk, poorly profitable, because you can do and do many things, but still a lot depends on time. Natural factors that affect profitability are various: first and foremost is to have food in the environment, to have plants that blooms and brings nectar. Beekeeping is affected by the current year (dry or too rainy). And the technology of beekeeping, that is, the individual, should be skilled in this hobby. It has been a hobbyist’s activity for years. Today, there are more and more professional beekeepers. Nature has become less abundant. Climatic conditions have changed. There is little moisture during the year. This makes the plants reduce the production of nectar and pollen. Today there is no white basil which was the basis, especially in summer, for the development of summer bees.
It happened to be over 80 kilograms of honey per basket. Today, we are satisfied if 20 to 30 kilograms are “pulled out”. Stabilization of production was contributed by the stabilization of the price of honey on the market and the regulation of problems with counterfeits. The price is not just what it says about the quality of honey. A lot can be found in honey. Honey counterfeiting technology has been developed, so it is difficult for great experts to spot original honey or counterfeit. He illustrated that the buyer should know if it is honey from a beekeeper who you know is honey – if so you don’t know, then it can be found to a good extent in supermarkets where there is good control.
6 tips for buying original honey
- Acacia honey is different from other types of honey. Acacia honey is lighter with 20% water content, with 20% pollen. It is a greenish-yellowish honey when viewed in relation to light. When you turn the honey, lightly check the density. Acacia honey is more liquid than linden honey.
- Watch the bladder go. For example, with linden honey, the bladder goes slower. When it reaches the end, a silvery circle is formed which indicates that it is acacia honey.
- When we open the jar and lift the lid, the honey thread must not break – if that long thread breaks, then it is a problem.
- Use a spoon to evaluate the original honey. You roll the honey on a spoon. Put in a glass of water. It is difficult to remove from the spoon. When the honey is removed, it falls down – the original honey needs to settle – it turns into rags. It does not dissolve immediately, as is the case with counterfeiting.
- Lightly pour honey into a spoon. Heat a spoonful of honey over a candle flame. The honey will boil but it must not caramelize, and it must not start to smell like sherbet.
- An important characteristic of honey is crystallization, but honey is crystallized all over the jar, and in the case of counterfeits it goes along the bottom.