4th Sep 2013
Beekeeping in Swindon during WWII and the distribution of prized sugar.
From The BBC By Joy Simpson
Swindon Beekeepers Associationhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8184000/8184997.stm
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. Yet, more often than not, what started as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely tell and determine yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and comprehension on the subject that you’re going to enter, before starting on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest if you’ve been putting off your interest in beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may not look difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can enable you to get off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
You should have full interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You should have also agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you should get permission about this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. When you should visit an area beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective supplies and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Know the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be useless in case you are incapable to harvest honey. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.