Swarm Control – The Rhythm Method!
This is not a method of contraception. Do not practice this at home!
Over the last few weeks, I have been practicing what I am calling the Rhythm Method of swarm control. It’s a bit risky and probably a lot less than 80% effective, but due to the urgency of the situation (so to speak), a feeling of wanton abandon and perhaps a lack of responsibility (?) this is what I have been doing (i.e. not doing anything) for th… 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 turn into a profession. But you cannot simply determine and tell yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have satisfactory knowledge and understanding on the field that you are going to enter, before starting on any avocation or profession. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it is about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may look easy; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper should know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You should have also consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can damage you but your family too. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. The place must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the place where the beehives are situated. When you have to attend a local beekeeping store you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Equipment and protective supplies are also very important to beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the ideal outfit must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Know the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be futile if you’re unable to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper should know the approaches in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.