Apimondia. Beekeeping Virtual Gallery - All information, products and services for beekeeping, bees, honey and pollen. Welcome to Apimondia website. The world's longest established apicultural research publishers - International Bee Research Association. Beekeeping. Beekeeping in Serbia Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin: apis "bee") is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans.
A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces (including beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or "bee yard". Depictions of humans collecting honey from wild bees date to 15,000 years ago, efforts to domesticate them are shown in Egyptian art around 4,500 years ago.