Despite quite a lot of rain, Spring is still in the air!
I was bought a solitary bee hotel* (Amazon UK Link / USA Link) for Christmas and now it’s got its first guest! I think it might be a Mason Bee egg/larvae as the entrance has been plugged with mud.
* It’s funny how some things don’t translate. Putting in the Amazon link above I have learnt that in the States the same solitary bee hotel is called an “Interactive Mason Bee Management System Hous… Read More
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or an easy hobby. Yet, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot merely decide and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have adequate knowledge and comprehension on the subject that you’re going to enter before beginning on any hobby or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself if you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can get you away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You should have agreed to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Your focus is not just to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. You need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your town, if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you have to get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you need to attend a local beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Protective tools and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Understand the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you should know is that: it is very important to the beekeeper to know the proper way of harvesting honey. If you’re incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping attempts would be futile. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.