By: Jessica Louque
This year, we went back to Galveston, TX for a multitude of conventions. Not only was the American Beekeeping Federation being held in the convention center, but it included the American Bee Research Conference, American Honey Producers Association, Canadian Honey Council, Apiary Inspectors of America, Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, American Association of Apiculturists, and there might have been a few others I missed. It’s al…
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only tell and determine yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have satisfactory knowledge and comprehension on the field that you’re going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. If you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it’s about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may look easy; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper need to understand?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You should have agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family too. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. The place must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town, if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several places restricted to beekeeping; you have to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the region where the beehives are situated. When you should visit a neighborhood beekeeping store you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Equipment and protective gear will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is correct must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will lessen the chances of being stung by your bees. Understand the appropriate suit to pick to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be useless if you’re not able to harvest honey. A beekeeper ought to know the approaches in collecting the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.