In search of wild honey, that is, remote mountain areas of Hainan Lingshui.
Wild bees build their nests, the wild honey bees themselves note, the two are combined is the real wild honey.
We lived in a remote mountainous area of Hainan Lingshui. Tile-roofed house of the wooden beams under the home several boxes of bees hanging. The framework of the box is empty inside the box, the bees are free to build their nests in the inside, the nest is sometimes vertical and sometimes horizontal.
Though we have several boxes of bees, but my father said we were not to beekeepers, since bees do not need natural artificial feeding. They even flew a few kilometers away to collect nectar collected pollen. Dad helped them playing on weekdays in Dragonfly and insects like ants, allowing them to eat honey bees and bee interference, so that they can ease the life! So my father said he was the bee guards!
Adopted father only one year sober and honey winter quarters, as it spent more than two quarters of less rainfall, the best honey! Although the 6-7 month period can also be tapping once, but this time the rain in the next few days of bloom, and bees have to worry about when there is not enough stored grain has not taken sufficient Honey, will starve to death. So 6-7 is not the time to gather the month. Leave them as reserve food. (Unlike some people who would not normally use sugar water to feed the bees inside to bloom in winter when there is no sugar to continue with life up)
We can not take bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly did not like. Only cut a piece of each block of nests collected honey, and then out of honey. Very pure variety.
I checked some of the information was that bee pollen is a fine, public bee, queen bee their food. But I do not think so. Because the child is, the worker bees bee. I remember in 2009 when the winter solstice, honey, there is a box of bees behave very fierce. Just cut the first piece of the nest honey because bees do nest box too long, so off in the beehive, the wow! Bee sting on the fly out of people. Dad was not armed and was stung several places. Therefore, this case is not tapping the honey. Ching Ming 2010 fully armed to go before the father nectar. Get on the back of the lessons of this very carefully, smooth, pick, left some in the box. But the mining cut the nest honey, in addition to capping the honey, the other of the nest hole is pollen. Cut-off of honey taken before there will not be such a phenomenon. This phenomenon is not adopted last carved, bees were not many places to nest, so the pollen collected to no access, there is a nest hole among. Furthermore each post with a new queen bee who led the sub-bed, then, look at the number inside the nest almost no honey. So it can be concluded to eat honey bees and not eat pollen. As for how to build their nests with pollen will not see, and we can not research the current condition of the！