At first, beekeepers kept the bee peoples in baskets until an American developed the present beehive. The beehive is called "Prey". Beekeepers are the experts and carers of their bees.
- Beekeepers keep their bees healthy. They Control the beehive and bees, especially the main pest of the bees, the Varroamilbe, is particular important.
- Beekeepers take care of their bee colonies throughout the year. In the spring, they ensure healthy peoples' growth, regularly look to their peoples for possible illnesses. In winter they ensure a sufficient supply of winter food and healthy wintering.
- Between spring and winter they "walk" with their bees. They bring the bees hives into regions which offer the bees good collection possibilities.
- A beekeeper recognizes at the noises of the bee hive that everything is ok.
- Each bee hive is controlled and in the prey collected honey is taken out.
- The supply of the queen is examined as well as the storage and quality of collected honey in the honeycombs.
- Beekeepers ensure the healthy survival of the bee colonies and help with the occurrence of diseases
A bee folk costs about 150, - € and can be acquired by beekeepers. In courses the necessary knowledge is taught in courses and the starter in beekeeping is accompanied by experts. Costs for further equipment such as booty, protective clothing, hat with veil, smokers for smoking generation and, of course, a beehive chisel are added on top.