Brood Comb – Photos
It’s warming up here in the UK with the temperatures pushing an unseasonal 19C. I am sure many beekeepers have had the excitement of their first inspection of the year. I even managed to find the queen that evaded me last year and marked her for good measure.
It is vital to be able to read the comb and understand what healthy comb and diseased comb looks like. Below are some photos and descriptions. At the end of the page are some links with further info…
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or an easy hobby. Nonetheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have adequate knowledge and understanding on the field that you are going to enter. 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 seem easy; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
First, you should have full interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should have also agreed to share your home space. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can harm you but your family as well. If you decide to let the bees inside your living space, then you certainly must know the supplies and equipment you will use for beekeeping. Your focus isn’t just to make money 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 need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. When you should attend a neighborhood beekeeping store you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to know. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to select 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 is important for the beekeeper to understand the appropriate manner of picking honey. All the beekeeping efforts would be futile if you’re not able to harvest honey from your bees. A beekeeper should know the procedures in collecting the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.