This summer I had a little visit from the Bee inspector, we spent a lovely hour or so going through our hives, both National and Warre Beehives. On looking at the Warre hive it became apparent that there was “cross comb”. This means that the lovely ladies have built their comb across many of the […]…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or an easy hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot only tell and decide yourself you will start to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any hobby or profession, you need to have comprehension and sufficient knowledge on the area that you are 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 appear simple; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You’ve got to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should also have agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt 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 fire in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. The place must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you have to visit a neighborhood beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is reachable.
Equipment and protective tools will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be useless in case you are not able to harvest honey from your bees. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.