If you didn’t catch Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time recently, you can still watch it on catch-up for the next 25 days (available in the UK only sorry). Lots of exquisite pink cherry blossom and also some roof-top honey bees living in Tokyo. For those of you unable to watch it, I took some notes.
Notes from the programme
In Japan cherry blossom is known as ‘Sakura’. The flowers open at between 17-20°C, with the Sakura bloom starting this year in … 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 just tell and determine yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have sufficient knowledge and comprehension on the area that you’re going to enter. Then it is about time to indulge yourself, if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may not seem difficult; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can get you away to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper must understand?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You should have agreed to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can harm not only you but your family too. Then you definitely must understand the supplies and gear you will use for beekeeping, if you decide to allow the bees inside your living space. Your focus isn’t just to build an income by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. You have to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas restricted to beekeeping; you should get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the region where the beehives are situated. When you must attend a local beekeeping shop you may never know; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is accessible.
Equipment and protective gear can also be important for beekeepers to know. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is correct must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Understand the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
In case you are not able to harvest honey all the beekeeping attempts would be futile. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.