At last my years spent blogging have paid off. After the previous lovely gift of a mug from Waltons for being named one of their ‘10 Brilliant Beekeepers‘ (well, a brilliant beekeepers’ blog anyway, not just generally brilliant!), another surprise email came through from Mal at Waltons.
I have won an award! For ‘Best Beekeeping Blog’. And it even comes with a prize – an enormous bird feeder that I have to find a garden for. Maybe it can be fitted so…
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or a hobby that is simple. Nevertheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply decide and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have understanding and sufficient knowledge on the area that you are going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself, if you 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 away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper have to understand?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have complete interest. You will need to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have also consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to earn 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. You need to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places confined to beekeeping; you should get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. When you have to visit an area beekeeping store you may never know; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Protective supplies and equipment will also be essential for beekeepers to understand. This will reduce the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you need to know is that: it is essential for the beekeeper to know the proper manner of harvesting honey. In case you are incapable to harvest honey from your bees all the efforts that are beekeeping would be ineffective. A beekeeper ought to know the procedures in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.