First Inspection Of 2016
The bees have had 8 months with little human interference. I’m glad I fed them well in the autumn and that they had their bee cosies. Last year I had a wipe out but this year I am coming out on top! Happy days.
All my hives are 14x12s. The two allotment colonies are in good shape. One of them is very strong with 11 frames of bees and on top of this there are eggs, larvae and capped brood on every frame. Could this be the colony that produces …
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. 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 starting on any avocation or profession, you need to have understanding and adequate knowledge on the field that you are going to enter. If you have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time, then it is about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may not look difficult; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
You should have interest that is complete on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You have to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have also consented to share your house space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can harm not only you but your family too. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right location for the beehives. If you decide to set your beehives you need to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your area. There are several areas restricted to beekeeping; you should get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the area where the beehives are situated. When you need to attend an area beekeeping shop you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear will also be very important to beekeepers to understand. This will reduce the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
All the attempts that are beekeeping would be futile in case you are not able to harvest honey from your bees. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.