Apiguard Varroa Treatment
I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about my probable intention to use MAQs strips whilst still considering Apiguard. Based on comments, emails and conversations with 3 beekeepers (who had 25-300 hives and all used different treatments), I have concluded that Apiguard best meets my needs for August treatment.
I have already taken off the honey and hence have time to use Apiguard and without tainting the honey
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or an easy hobby. Nonetheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot just decide and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any avocation or profession, you need to have satisfactory knowledge and understanding on the area that you are going to enter. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest if you have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may appear simple; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can enable you to get away to a good start.
What does a beekeeper must understand?
First, you should have complete interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should have also agreed to share your dwelling space. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family also. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. The area must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your town if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you need to attend an area beekeeping shop; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is reachable.
Equipment and protective supplies will also be important for beekeepers to understand. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective in case you are unable to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper ought to know the approaches in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.