Hive Insulation & The Bee Cosy
September is a crucial time for me in the Apiary. This is my make and break month in terms of getting the bees through the winter and then having honey producing colonies next spring and summer. I had a disastrous winter earlier this year and hence I am doing everything I can to reduce my bee colony losses over the winter.
Chris Wray, inventor of the cutely titled “Bee Cosy” is mentoring me and writing a few guest posts to help readers g… Read More
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. Yet, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply tell and decide yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have understanding and sufficient knowledge on the area that you are going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. If you have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may not look difficult; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a good start.
What does a beekeeper should understand?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have complete interest. You should have consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your area if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the region where the beehives are situated. When you have to attend a local beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is correct must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will reduce the odds of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to select to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you have to know is that: it is not unimportant for the beekeeper to know the appropriate way of harvesting honey. If you’re unable to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping attempts would be useless. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.