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Local honey is defined as honey produced by bees processing the pollen from the specific geographic area. This could be just a few several miles from the home to as distant as being a couple hundred miles.

It depends on in which the allergen grows in relation to in your geographical area. Therefore getting a beekeeper in an area which has exactly the same pollen sources as the allergy is what will mean “local” to suit your needs.

In the Langstroth hive, also known as a movable frame beehive, we have the 1st hive the location where the bees did not have to be driven off or destroyed in order that honey harvest could possibly be made.

Langstroth’s objective would have been to protect the bees but he designed the hive that established beekeeping to be sure it today. The basic structure is rectangular boxes stacked in addition to the other all supporting combs.

Normally ten combs are suspended in each box. These can simply be withdrawn containing their honey in the event the time is correct and replaced with a clear comb if neccessary.

The honey are able to be extract from the comb away through the hive. In addition to their stomach bees have an internal nectar pouch. In this internal pouch the bee deposits the nectar gathered from her foraging until she could resume the hive.

A bee might have to frequent as much as 1000 flowers to fill her internal nectar pouch with nectar. Some people think the little saddlebags about the back legs of  the bee support the nectar. These little bags have been pollen.

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