August In The Apiary
I’m Improving … Slowly
I feel like I’m getting better at this beekeeping malarkey. I’m better able to observe a colony and determine if it is OK or not OK, i.e. probably queen-less. I’m also getting more confident in not inspecting the hive if it’s looking OK. I’m also learning each year about varroa treatments and feeding. I’m getting THERE.
Two August Swarms
I have caught four of my own swarms this year with…
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot just tell and decide yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have adequate knowledge and understanding on the area that you’re going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time, then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may not look difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can get you off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
First, you should have full interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have consented to share your dwelling space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family also. Your focus isn’t just to earn money 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 need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several places confined to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you need to visit an area beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear are also important for beekeepers to know. Know the appropriate suit to select to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you have to know is that: it is not unimportant for the beekeeper to know the proper manner of picking honey. If you’re unable to harvest honey all the beekeeping efforts would be useless. The approaches should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.