Medhat Nasr, PhD.
Provincial Apiculturist, Alberta, Canada
On July 19, 2017, Alberta has established a quarantine area in the Peace River region where small hive beetle was detected in a beekeeping operation during an inspection. The pest has been linked to colonies that were imported from Ontario without the required permit…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. Yet, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot merely tell and decide yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have satisfactory knowledge and understanding on the field that you’re going to enter before starting on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest, if you really have been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may not appear difficult; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a great start.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot first, you should have complete interest. You should have consented to share your home space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to build an income by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in raising bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The place must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town, if you decide to set 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 are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you have to visit a nearby beekeeping shop; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Equipment and protective supplies can also be important for beekeepers to understand. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you need to know is that: it’s not unimportant for the beekeeper to understand the proper manner of picking honey. All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective if you’re not able to harvest honey from your bees. The approaches should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.