February In The Apiary
Let’s start with the good news.
Hive Two looks healthy. 20 bees flying around at any one time on sunny days and I placed the varroa count board under the hive for 6 days and counted 0 varroa. I suspect that another reason for it’s success is that it is protected from the wind and has an insulated roof. Photos below.
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and understanding on the field that you are going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest, if you have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper need to know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have interest that is full. You need to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should have also consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can damage you but your family too. Your focus is not just to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The area must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you need to get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are available in the region where the beehives are situated. When you must go to a local beekeeping shop you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is accessible.
Protective gear and equipment are also essential for beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the ideal ensemble must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will reduce the chances of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
All the attempts that are beekeeping would be futile if you’re incapable to harvest honey from your bees. The approaches should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.