Very excited. I’ve treated myself to The Beekeeper’s Bible or to be more precise “Collins Beekeeper’s Bible” (UK Link, USA Link). A friend first told me about it as it contained instructions on how to split hives without finding the Queen – i.e. essential reading for a novice beekeeper. It also contains the history of beekeeping, bees in literature, the uses of honey, beeswax and pollen and of course modern beekeeping practices. It’s a hardback a… Read More
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Beekeeping can 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 decide yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have satisfactory knowledge and comprehension on the area that you’re going to enter. If you have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time, then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may seem simple; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can get you off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have total interest. You should have agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can harm you but your family as well. 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. You have to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you have to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. When you must go to a neighborhood beekeeping shop you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Equipment and protective supplies can also be important for beekeepers to know. Understand the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
If you are incapable to harvest honey all the beekeeping efforts would be futile. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.