By: Denise Ohio and Catherine Minden
Beekeeping is a multisensory experience.
ou don’t just see the bees, you listen to them, you breathe in the scent of the hive: a mix of honey, propolis, and wood so strong you can taste it. You feel a bee walking on you or the sharp burn of a sting. It’s hot… Read More
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or an easy hobby. Nevertheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot simply tell and decide yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have satisfactory knowledge and understanding on the field that you are going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may not look difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can get you off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You’ve got to spend time taking care of your own 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. Then you certainly must understand the supplies and gear that you will use for beekeeping if you decide to let the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not just to build an income by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in rearing bees.
An apiarist should 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 that beekeeping is enabled in your town if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places 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. When you should visit a nearby beekeeping store you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Protective gear and equipment are also essential for beekeepers to understand. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right kind of suit to pick to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you need to know is that: it’s important for the beekeeper to understand the appropriate manner of picking honey. All the beekeeping attempts would be ineffective if you’re not able to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper ought to know the approaches in collecting the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.