A couple of weeks ago I had a day off while Tommy was at nursery. Time to myself! Trying not to feel guilty, I went to a ‘Pollinator day’ on 20th July at Kew.
The day involved lots of talks by bee experts, along with display tables to visit, a chance to flutter between honey tasting to a nest of bumblebees to seeing hand pollination in action. My favourite honey was made from coffee flowers, a rich dark honey. You can see tweets from the day by looking at the #pollinatorday…
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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 turn into a profession. But you cannot merely tell and decide yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any hobby or profession, you need to have satisfactory knowledge and understanding on the field that you are going to enter. If you have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a while, then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may not seem difficult; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
You should have complete interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You have to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should have consented to share your house space with the bees. There are possible dangers in beekeeping that can harm you but your family too. If you decide to allow the bees inside your living space, then you must know equipment and the supplies you will use for beekeeping. Your focus is not only 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 location for the beehives. You need to make sure that 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 know whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the place where the beehives are situated. When you need to go to an area beekeeping store you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear can also be essential for beekeepers to understand. This will lessen the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you should know is that: it’s not unimportant for the beekeeper to understand the proper manner of harvesting honey. All the attempts that are beekeeping would be useless in case you are not able to harvest honey. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.