A shout-out to the lovely people at Waltons, a British shed and gardening supply company. Until recently I hadn’t heard of Waltons, but then they contacted me to ask if I was happy to be included in a list of ’10 brilliant beekeepers blogs’ on their website. As it was a list of ‘brilliant’ beekeepers rather than ‘bungling’, ‘clumsy’ or ‘absent minded’ (all of which might be more accurate in my case), of course I said yes.
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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 only tell and decide yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and understanding on the field that you’re going to enter, before starting on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself if you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may look easy; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can enable you to get away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
First, you should have total interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You will need to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should also have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family also. Your focus is not just to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. The area must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure that 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 can be found in the region where the beehives are situated. When you should visit a nearby beekeeping shop you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Protective tools and equipment will also be important for beekeepers to know. Understand the right type of suit to select to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be ineffective if you are not able to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper ought to know the methods in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.