(We would like to thank the students of Mrs. Lowe's class for providing the following link to The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids. May they continue to learn about bees and the important role they play in our lives. Please note that some of the links are not active but many are. They provide a lot of useful information on bees and beekeeping.)
The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids
Beekeeping is the term used to describe human maintenance of a colony of honeybees. A beekeeper usually keeps his bees in hives contained in a “bee yard.” The beekeeper maintains the beehives so that he can collect beeswax, honey, pollen and propolis. A beekeeper may also maintain the hives so that the bees will pollinate his crops. Finally, beekeepers may use the hives to produce new generations of bees for sale to other beekeepers.