Flying Bees, 3,200 Varroa & Beesuits
“Hello, it’s me”. It’s been 4 months since my last actual beekeeping post. I’ve missed you all Let’s start with the good news.
On some of the warmer, sunny days in February I have seen up to 20 bees at any one time flying into and out of one of my hives (middle hive) and even though the other hive does not appear to be releasing flying bees, I can see a cosy cluster when I peer through the …
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. Yet, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any avocation or profession, you need to have understanding and satisfactory knowledge on the field that you are going to enter. Then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may appear easy; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can allow you to get away to a good start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have total interest. You need to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have agreed to share your house space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can hurt not only you but your family too. Then you must know the supplies and gear you will use for beekeeping if you decide to allow the bees inside your living space. Your focus isn’t just to build an income by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have fire 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 places confined to beekeeping; you should get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. When you need to go to an area beekeeping shop you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment can also be essential for beekeepers to know. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the proper ensemble must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Understand the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you must know is that: it’s essential for the beekeeper to understand the appropriate way of harvesting honey. If you’re incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping efforts would be futile. A beekeeper should know the approaches in collecting the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.