Bugs In Numbers …
On my last Varroa count on 21 December 2013, there was an estimated 1,700 Varroa in Hive Two. I was hoping that the Oxalic Acid treatment that I applied on the same day was going to reduce the varroa to about 340 (i.e. a 90% reduction).
On Sunday I did a Varroa count. Over 11 days, 27 mite had dropped onto the Varroa board. This means there has been an Average Daily Mite Fall of 2.5 Varroa mites and an estimated number of adult Varroa mites in the c…
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply determine and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and satisfactory knowledge on the subject that you are going to enter before beginning on any hobby or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest, if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may look simple; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have full interest. You should also have agreed to share your dwelling space. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family as well. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The area must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need certainly to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the place where the beehives are situated. When you should attend a nearby beekeeping store you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective supplies can also be essential for beekeepers to understand. Know the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective in case you are incapable to harvest honey. A beekeeper should know the approaches in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.