Simon’s Beekeeping Year 2015 (Ilkley, Yorkshire)
Guest post by Simon from Ilkley, with occasional comments by me!
“Simon, I’ve got bees in our garden, and there seems to be rather a lot of them!”
It was a normal Saturday afternoon in June and I was out with the family, about an hour away from home, when the phone call came through.
“I’ll be right back!” I said cheerily to our (chronically bee unsympathising) neighbour and with a h…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot only tell and determine yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any avocation or profession, you need to have understanding and sufficient knowledge on the subject that you’re going to enter. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself, if you have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper should understand?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You should have also agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage you but your family as well. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You need to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places restricted to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the region where the beehives are situated. When you must visit a local beekeeping shop you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is accessible.
Protective gear and equipment will also be essential for beekeepers to understand. This will reduce the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the appropriate suit to pick to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
In case you are incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the attempts that are beekeeping would be ineffective. A beekeeper should know the methods in collecting the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.