Swarm Control – The Rhythm Method!
This is not a method of contraception. Do not practice this at home!
Over the last few weeks, I have been practicing what I am calling the Rhythm Method of swarm control. It’s a bit risky and probably a lot less than 80% effective, but due to the urgency of the situation (so to speak), a feeling of wanton abandon and perhaps a lack of responsibility (?) this is what I have been doing (i.e. not doing anything) for th…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely decide and tell yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and adequate knowledge on the area that you’re going to enter before starting on any avocation or profession. If you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time, then it’s about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may appear simple; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can get you away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
You should have complete interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You should have also agreed to share your dwelling space. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family as well. Then you certainly must understand the supplies and gear that you will use for beekeeping, if you decide to allow the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not just 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 location for the beehives. You need to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you have to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are available in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you need to attend an area beekeeping store; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective tools and equipment will also be important for beekeepers to know. This will decrease the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you have to know is that: it is essential for the beekeeper to understand the proper manner of picking honey. All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective if you are not able to harvest honey. A beekeeper should know the methods in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.