August In The Apiary
I’m Improving … Slowly
I feel like I’m getting better at this beekeeping malarkey. I’m better able to observe a colony and determine if it is OK or not OK, i.e. probably queen-less. I’m also getting more confident in not inspecting the hive if it’s looking OK. I’m also learning each year about varroa treatments and feeding. I’m getting THERE.
Two August Swarms
I have caught four of my own swarms this year with… Read More
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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 become a profession. But you cannot merely decide and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have understanding and satisfactory knowledge on the area that you are going to enter before starting on any avocation or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself if you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may seem easy; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can enable you to get away to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper should know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places restricted to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the region where the beehives are situated. When you must attend a neighborhood beekeeping store you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective tools are also important for beekeepers to know. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Understand the right type of suit to pick to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
If you are incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the attempts that are beekeeping would be futile. A beekeeper should know the methods in collecting the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.