Taste Of Honey
As I increasingly smell the aromatic honey in my hives, I’ve realised a lot of this blog goes into the detail of honey production, but of course, what this hobby (passion? obsession? possible cause of divorce?) is actually about is taste.
Honey is about satisfying those 10,000 taste buds of ours (only 5,000 if you’re older). It’s about dipping a spoon into a pot of honey, pulling it out, watching it ooze over our toast and biting in. It’s about that unique, s… Read More
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a simple hobby. Yet, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply tell and decide yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have understanding and adequate knowledge on the subject that you are going to enter. Then it is about time to indulge yourself if you have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may not seem difficult; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper need to know?
You should have complete interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You should also have agreed to share your home space. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family also. Then you definitely must understand the supplies and equipment that you will use for beekeeping if you decide to allow the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not only to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The place must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you should get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you should go to a neighborhood beekeeping store; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective supplies may also be very important to beekeepers to understand. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you must know is that: it is not unimportant for the beekeeper to know the proper way of picking honey. If you’re incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the efforts that are beekeeping would be ineffective. A beekeeper ought to know the methods in collecting the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.