Technically Apiculture is the study and management of bees that also includes understanding the various processes of honey extraction and bee life cycle, proper construction of hives, ensuring the availability of various sources of nectar and any related activity to make sure that the bees live a healthy life. It also means that the beekeepers must have a thorough knowledge about the standards and controls set by the local governing bodies for application of best practices.
Beekeepers have a range of delicate activities to carry on such as construction of hives, replacing the queen bee, maintaining the hive which can deteriorate because of exposure to changing seasons. Handling the bees is a tough task and the beekeeper must ensure that they wear suitable clothing to protect themselves from being stung. The beekeeper must also know how to keep the hive healthy and away from various threats and pests.