This morning a reader pointed out inconsistencies in my website. In one post I wrote, “Freeze honey combs before storing. The USDA recommends 24 hours at 0 degrees F.” In another post I write, “To kill the moth [eggs], you must monitor both time and temperature. For example, the Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC) […] Read more
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or an easy hobby. Nevertheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely decide and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and adequate knowledge on the field that you are going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself, if you 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 off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have full interest. You have to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have consented to share your house space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can hurt not only you but your family too. You then must understand the supplies and gear 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 good beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The area must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places restricted to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. When you must visit an area beekeeping store you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective supplies are also important for beekeepers to know. This will decrease the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to pick to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
If you’re not able to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping attempts would be futile. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.