A Year In Beekeeping – The Results Are In
This article was first published in the newsletter of The British Beekeepers’ Association (December 2015).
As the 2015 beekeeping year came to end and I packed away my suit, my sanity and any excuse I had to desert my wife with the two toddlers, it was time to evaluate. Had I succeeded or failed; enjoyed or silently suffered; protected my bees or squashed a few too many? And how, my dear friends, does a beekeeper actually evaluate a year in… Read More
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have adequate knowledge and comprehension on the field that you are going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. If you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time, then it is about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may seem easy; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
First, you should have total interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You should have also agreed to share your house space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several places confined to beekeeping; you have to get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. When you need to go to a nearby beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective supplies may also be important for beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is correct must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Know the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective in case you are not able to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper should know the methods in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.