WARNING (and this is particularly aimed at my friend Mark) – If you are not a beekeeper do not read this post.
During my inspection and hive manipulations on the 17th May (Post: Bee Inspection), there was a really high pitched squeal (a bit like a high pitched hiss of steam escaping under pressure), followed by another one when I put the frame with the Queen swarm cell in the poly nuc (small hive). I’m not sure if this was because they realised they now had the chance o… Read More
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. Nevertheless, more often than not, what began 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 comprehension and adequate knowledge on the subject that you are going to enter. If you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time, then it is about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may look easy; 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 interest that is full on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You should have also consented to share your house space. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can harm you but your family too. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. The area must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. If you decide to place your beehives you need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town. There are several places confined to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the region where the beehives are situated. When you should visit an area beekeeping shop you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Equipment and protective tools may also be very important to beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the ideal ensemble must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will decrease the odds of being stung by your bees. Know the appropriate suit to select to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you need to know is that: it’s essential for the beekeeper to know the appropriate way of harvesting honey. All the attempts that are beekeeping would be ineffective if you’re not able to harvest honey. The approaches should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.