September & October In The Apiary
The Bees & I Are Ready For Winter
In the last two months:
Hives looking very healthy with lots of positive activity
Varroa counts low
No feeding required (this is my first time)
Hefted hives on 28/10 and they were all more than 12.5Kg each side
Equipment cleaned with hot air gun
Sold two nucs that were surplus to requirements (still have honey ripener, 1/2lb jars and honey buckets for sale)
November 2016 – March 2017
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a simple hobby. Nonetheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot just tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and understanding on the area that you’re going to enter, before starting on any avocation 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 appear simple; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can allow you to get off to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper should understand?
First, you should have interest that is total on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should have also consented to share your home space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can damage 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 ought to know the right place for the beehives. The place must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several places confined to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the place where the beehives are situated. When you must attend a local beekeeping store you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective supplies and equipment can also be essential for beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is right must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Know the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective if you’re unable to harvest honey. A beekeeper should know the approaches in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.