From 2,000 to 0 Varroa In 8 Months
I thought it worth posting the timeline that reduced the varroa to zero and put out a positive message that beekeepers can significantly reduce high varroa levels.
Hive Two went from counts of 2,000 varroa in December 2013 to zero varroa by the end of July 2014
My interventions: Open Mesh Floor (all year), Apiguard (Aug/Sep), Oxalic acid (Dec), drone culling (May)
Bee interventions: Swarming (May) and a Supercedure (July)
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. Nevertheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have understanding and satisfactory knowledge on the field that you’re going to enter. 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 long time. Bee farming may look simple; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You should also have consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt not only you but your family too. If you decide to let the bees inside your living space, then you definitely must understand equipment and the supplies that you will use for beekeeping. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place 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 are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you must go to a local beekeeping store; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective tools and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to understand. Understand the right type of suit to select to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
All the efforts that are beekeeping would be futile if you are incapable to harvest honey. A beekeeper should know the methods in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.