Despite quite a lot of rain, Spring is still in the air!
I was bought a solitary bee hotel* (Amazon UK Link / USA Link) for Christmas and now it’s got its first guest! I think it might be a Mason Bee egg/larvae as the entrance has been plugged with mud.
* It’s funny how some things don’t translate. Putting in the Amazon link above I have learnt that in the States the same solitary bee hotel is called an “Interactive Mason Bee Management System Hous…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. Nonetheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only tell and decide yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any avocation or profession, you need to have sufficient knowledge and comprehension on the field that you’re 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 not appear difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can allow you to get off to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper should understand?
First, you should have total interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You need to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should also have consented to share your home space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family also. Your focus isn’t just to build an income 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. You have to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you should get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the region where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you need to attend a nearby beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective supplies and equipment are also essential for beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the outfit that is proper must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will decrease the chances of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to select to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the efforts that are beekeeping would be ineffective if you are not able to harvest honey. A beekeeper ought to know the procedures in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.