I have been overly optimistic in previous seasons when estimating how many supers (boxes on top of the hive where the bees store honey) I need, so this time I thought I would ask you guys for a more objective estimate before I buy any more.
So to help estimate:
I have 4 hives with mated laying Queens
One hive has ½ a super of nectar, the brood box is full of bees and has a laying Queen, but for a 2-3 week period (end May – early June) there was no laying queen as the hive s… Read More
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or a simple hobby. Nonetheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any hobby 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 really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper should know?
You should have interest that is complete on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You have to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family too. Your focus is not only to build an income by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. If you decide to place your beehives you need to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you should get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. When you should attend a local beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear will also be essential for beekeepers to know. Understand the appropriate suit to choose to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be futile if you’re unable to harvest honey. A beekeeper ought to know the approaches in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.