WARNING (and this is particularly aimed at my friend Mark) – If you are not a beekeeper do not read this post.
During my inspection and hive manipulations on the 17th May (Post: Bee Inspection), there was a really high pitched squeal (a bit like a high pitched hiss of steam escaping under pressure), followed by another one when I put the frame with the Queen swarm cell in the poly nuc (small hive). I’m not sure if this was because they realised they now had the chance o…
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot just tell and decide yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and comprehension on the area that you are going to enter before starting on any avocation or profession. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it’s about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may appear simple; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper need to know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You should have consented to share your house space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can damage you but your family too. Your focus isn’t just to make money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are available in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you must visit a local beekeeping shop; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is reachable.
Equipment and protective tools will also be essential for beekeepers to know. Understand the right type of suit to pick to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
In case you are unable to harvest honey from your bees all the attempts that are beekeeping would be futile. A beekeeper should know the approaches in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.