MANAGEMENT OF BEEKEEPING USING
Due to contamination, creatures like bees began to diminish in many areas of the Amazon. They died or escaped to virgin forests.
The bees that were settled near agricultural fields where agrochemicals were used became aggressive. Thirty-three to sixty-six percent of the honey from these areas contains residues of toxic substances, coming from the use of chemical pesticides in farming.
The Europeanized bees don't adapt easily to the tropical or subtropical forest of the Amazon. They are attacked from the beginning by insects like ants, called "Itaraco". If they adapt, they begin to produce honey after a year of having been installed. When this production is achieved, pathogenic agents, proliferating in the surroundings, diminish the quality of the honey. Finally the bees leave the beehives and look for better living conditions in the virgin forests.
Inside the agricultural area where Homa Therapy is applied, a healthy and pure atmosphere is created, quite favorable as a habitat for bees. The Europeanized bees adapt easily in a Homa environment and they can develop without the attacks of pathogenic agents. They have a lot of food available, due to the continuous flowering of the crops, with a high content of nectar and propolis achieved through the effect of Homa Therapy and the Agnihotra ash. This makes the whole Homa area a highly melliferous place. Add to this the availability of clean water and the healing energy generated by the Homa fires.
Due to such favorable conditions for the bees, the successful installation of beehives in a Homa area is greater than that of ones established by specialists in non-Homa areas.
In a first production from these Homa bees, more than 100 kilos of very good quality organic honey were obtained from every three beehives. There is even a honey production in the breeding camera, which is not normal. This production is good, considering that the bees are new to the environment.
In a second production, the quantity of honey is increased on the average to 120 kilos. Even the quality of the honey improves.
The work of the Homa farmer is complemented by the work of the bees. They contribute to agriculture with the pollination of fruit crops, horticulture, in forestry in general and also to cattle and dairy farming by pollinating the pastures. They also produce honeycombs containing high quality honey, pollen, wax, propolis and royal jelly, categorized as food and medicine through the Homa Therapy effects.
The Homa farmer and the bees work together with nature, the bees doing their prodigious work to aid the preservation of the plant kingdom. In this undertaking even the drones, who usually don't work, participate due to the effect of Homa Therapy.
When bees arrive from virgin forests to areas where Homa Therapy is applied, they feel happy in Homa surroundings.
BEHAVIOR OF BEES WITH HOMA THERAPY
Bees are insects which belong to the order of "heminopteros" and to the genus "apis". A beehive is populated by a queen, the workers and drones.
In an area where Homa Therapy is applied, the drones begin to work like the worker bees, contributing to the maximum honey production. This special phenomenon occurs only through the effect of Homa Therapy. The availability of good, healthy and abundant food in Homa atmosphere also contributes.
In areas where there are beehives but Homa agriculture is not developed, not enough food exists to feed the bees. If there is not abundant nectar for gathering, the drones don't work, but leave it all up to the workers. At the end, when the workers see that the crops are low, they evict the drones from the beehives and they die from hunger.
Bees become aggressive in areas where chemical pesticides have contaminated their food sources. They perceive that their food is contaminated and their production is interrupted. They also become aggressive when the stored honey gets contaminated with chemical pesticides, or when the beehives receive a lot of direct sunlight. Another cause for their aggression is climatic changes, which create an abrupt shortage of melliferous vegetation (nectar and honeylike substances) which dries up in the sun. Then the bees begin to attack everything in motion, making it very difficult to manipulate the beehives.
In an area where Homa Therapy is applied, all the favorable conditions are given so that the bees become very docile; they feel safe and happy.
The queens that are born and developed in Homa atmosphere, although they might not be of a good stock, are big and very beautiful. The abundant quantity of provisions of nectar and pollen in the area through Homa Therapy contribute to this.
These queens raised in a Homa environment give birth to vigorous colonies. They themselves are also vigorous and live for a long time. They produce strong individuals, like good workers, who make good crops of honey.
BENEFITS OF BEEKEEPING WITH HOMA TECHNOLOGY
In an area where Homa Therapy is applied, the reservoirs of drinking water, available for the bees to drink, become pure, clean and medicinal. These characteristics are more pronounced when Agnihotra ash is added to the drinking water.
Additionally, in a Homa area there is always an abundance of nectar, pollen, propolis and other necessary foods for the bees continuously available in an organic and ecological way. The quality of food and water are the two most vital elements that give energy and resistance to the bees to produce honey, wax and other products. Under these ideal conditions, the beehives produce abundant honey and the construction of honeycombs is constant through the Homa Therapy effect.
The location of an apiary inside the agricultural Homa area should be near the reservoirs of drinking water and the cultivated land. The agricultural system should have as its main component citrus fruits, since they produce lots of nectar. To this, medicinal plants with nectar production (Sangre de Grado, Tahuari) should be added. These can be associated with papaya plantations, beans, sesame seeds and others. As a cover crop "Stylosanthes" can be planted, which give a lot of pleasure to the bees through their continuous flowering.
Inside an area where Homa Therapy is applied, the beehives can be placed under a construction with a roof without walls, completely open, so that they can fly freely. The roof protects them from the strong exposure to the solar rays, acid rains, strong winds and other climatic factors unfavorable to the bees' development. Only in Homa Therapy do bees accept living under the protection of a roof.
SANITARY TREATMENT OF THE BEES WITH HOMA THERAPY
Beehives are affected by contamination. That is why a high incidence of plagues and diseases exists inside the area where bees are raised. The most frequent pathogenic agents are insects such as ants, lice, moths, spiders, wasps, blowflies etc.
Due to food shortages in agricultural areas, apiaries are sometimes robbed. While removing the honey, the thieves can leave microbes that produce illness in the bees.
If a beehive is attacked by insects, use the Agnihotra ash and apply it after cleaning the area. Sprinkle the Agnihotra ash powder after sunset while singing the Om Tryambakam Mantra. Then surround each beehive with the Agnihotra ash.
If there is an ant attack, besides carrying out the procedure described above, look for nests of ants and sprinkle them also with the Agnihotra ash. The conventional technology in beehive handling uses chemical substances like carbon bisulfate or calcium cyanide for this purpose, putting the purity and integrity of the honey at risk.
If there are lice present in the beehives, they disappear through the effect of Homa atmosphere and the smoke that it is generated through the Homa fires.
When the apiary system managed with Homa technology is installed near the Om Tryambakam hut of a Homa farm, this will strengthen even more the health of the bees.
The "Nosema Apis" is a disease that frequently can be found in the intestines of bees, putting them into a state of lethargy. As preventive medicine and treatment, complementary to Homa Therapy, one has the Agnihotra ash water solution and the reservoir of drinking water to which Agnihotra ash is added.
Many illnesses can be prevented by applying the solution of Agnihotra ash water to the beehives, after having cleaned them. You can even use a brush to apply the Agnihotra ash water solution to the whole surface of the frames.