I’m as busy as a summer bee lately, but squeezed in some time to write a guest blog post for London based organic kids clothing company Little Green Radicals. They wanted to know about my experience with bees and how the environment is affecting them. Here it is…
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or a simple hobby. Yet, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot just tell and determine yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have adequate knowledge and comprehension on the area that you are going to enter, before starting on any hobby or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest, if you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can get you off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot you should have interest that is full. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have also consented to share your house space. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Then you must know the supplies and equipment that you will use for beekeeping, if you decide to allow the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not just to build an income by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion 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 restricted to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. When you have to go to a nearby beekeeping shop you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective tools and equipment are also essential for beekeepers to know. This will decrease the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
In case you are unable to harvest honey all the efforts that are beekeeping would be ineffective. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.