Hive Insulation & The Bee Cosy
September is a crucial time for me in the Apiary. This is my make and break month in terms of getting the bees through the winter and then having honey producing colonies next spring and summer. I had a disastrous winter earlier this year and hence I am doing everything I can to reduce my bee colony losses over the winter.
Chris Wray, inventor of the cutely titled “Bee Cosy” is mentoring me and writing a few guest posts to help readers g…
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Beekeeping can either be a full time profession or an easy hobby. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot simply tell and decide yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any hobby or profession, you need to have comprehension and adequate knowledge on the subject that you’re going to enter. Then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest, if you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may not seem difficult; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper need to understand?
First, you should have total interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You need to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should also have consented to share your home space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can damage you but your family also. Then you certainly must know the supplies and gear you will use for beekeeping, if you decide to let the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not only to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. If you decide to place your beehives at your backyard, you have to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town. There are several places restricted to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. When you should go to a neighborhood beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment are also very important to beekeepers to understand. Understand 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’s not unimportant for the beekeeper to understand the proper manner of picking honey. All the beekeeping attempts would be futile if you’re incapable to harvest honey. A beekeeper should know the procedures in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.