Last week Emma and I met up to check on our two hives. It was a warm day for November and we wanted to make sure our larger colony was set up well for winter, with not too much empty space which the bees might struggle to heat.
Here’s Emma glowing as she lights up the smoker. Particularly toasty feet – she had two pairs of socks on!
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely determine and tell yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have satisfactory knowledge and comprehension on the area that you are going to enter, before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself, if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may not appear difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can allow you to get away to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper should understand?
First, you should have interest that is complete on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You will need to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should also have consented to share your house space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can harm not only you but your family as well. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. You need certainly to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town, if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you should get permission about this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you should visit an area beekeeping shop; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Protective supplies and equipment may also be important for beekeepers to know. Understand the right type of suit to pick to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be futile if you are unable to harvest honey. A beekeeper ought to know the approaches in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.