"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." - Albert Einstein
Honeybees not only pollinate many fruit, nut and vegetable crops, they also produce raw honey and useful natural beeswax. These busy little creatures play a vital role in the balance of Earth's ecosystem and our food supply, but they mysteriously seem to be dying off. If you want to help ensure the bees stick around a little longer and play a part in preventing global starvation, then you may want to try beekeeping in your backyard.
The cool new Backyard Beehive Starter Kit includes everything you need to raise a colony of honeybees (not included) in your backyard to not only make your garden flourish, but keep your cupboards stocked with delicious fresh honey and natural beeswax for making soaps, candles and more. If you're allergic to bee stings or don't have much space, this may not be right for you, but honeybees generally have a mild temperment and only attack if seriously threatened, which is why the kit includes all the protective clothing and tools you'll need when entering the hive. If you think this sounds fun and interesting, just be sure to check with local ordinances covering the keeping of bees on residential property or city rooftops first. Cool huh?