If you didn’t catch Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time recently, you can still watch it on catch-up for the next 25 days (available in the UK only sorry). Lots of exquisite pink cherry blossom and also some roof-top honey bees living in Tokyo. For those of you unable to watch it, I took some notes.
Notes from the programme
In Japan cherry blossom is known as ‘Sakura’. The flowers open at between 17-20°C, with the Sakura bloom starting this year in …
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or an easy hobby. Nevertheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into a profession. But you cannot merely determine and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. Before starting on any avocation or profession, you need to have adequate knowledge and comprehension on the area that you are going to enter. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while, then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may not seem difficult; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have total interest. You should also have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family too. If you decide to let the bees inside your living space, you then must understand equipment and the supplies you will use for beekeeping. Your focus isn’t just to build an income by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. You need to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your town if you decide to put your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas confined to beekeeping; you need to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you should attend a local beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective supplies may also be important for beekeepers to know. This will minimize the odds of being stung by your bees. Know the right type of suit to pick to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you must know is that: it is not unimportant for the beekeeper to understand the proper manner of harvesting honey. All the beekeeping attempts would be useless if you are unable to harvest honey. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.