By: Kathy Summers
EAS 2017 Chickens Bees
Kim and I spent last week (August 1-4) at the University of Delaware attending EAS 2017. We had not been to an EAS Conference for several years, so it was good to get to visit with old friends we hadn’t seen for a while. We had a book table in the vendor area. That’s always the best spot in the house if you want to know who is at the conference, because everyone visits the vendor area at least once.
There were three beautiful yel…
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or an easy hobby. However, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any avocation or profession, you need to have comprehension and sufficient knowledge on the field that you are going to enter. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself, if you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may look easy; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can enable you to get off to a great beginning.
What does a beekeeper should know?
First, you should have complete interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should also have consented to share your home space. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family too. Your focus is not just to earn money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location 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 places restricted to beekeeping; you have to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you have to visit a local beekeeping shop; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is accessible.
Equipment and protective supplies are also important for beekeepers to know. This will lessen the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective if you’re unable to harvest honey. The methods should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.