4th Sep 2013
Beekeeping in Swindon during WWII and the distribution of prized sugar.
From The BBC By Joy Simpson
Swindon Beekeepers Associationhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8184000/8184997.stm
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or an easy hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and satisfactory knowledge on the subject that you’re going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. If you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it is about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may not seem difficult; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have complete interest. You must spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should also have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can harm you but your family too. Your focus isn’t just to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. You need to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your town, if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you should get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. When you must attend a nearby beekeeping store you may never know; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear are also important for beekeepers to understand. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to select to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
All the attempts that are beekeeping would be futile if you are incapable to harvest honey from your bees. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.