By: David VanderDussen and Kathleen Ireland
NOD Apiary Products’ Story Of Innovation
Part 3, Developing An Environmentally Friendly Miticide
Recap: In Part 1 of this series we discussed the development of an organic miticide to control Varroa, tracheal and tropilaelaps mites that infect honey bees and what goes on behind the scenes in the laboratory.
In Part 2 we discussed how the bees work with the treatment, gaining optimal efficacy. Now in Part 3 we wi…
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. Nonetheless, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only decide and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and sufficient knowledge on the subject that you’re going to enter before starting on any hobby or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself if you’ve been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a long time. Bee farming may not seem difficult; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can get you away to a good start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
First, you should have complete interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should have agreed to share your home space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can hurt you but your family also. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies can be found in the region where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you should go to a local beekeeping store; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment can also be very important to beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the ensemble that is ideal must be worn during beekeeping sessions. Know the right type of suit to select to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be useless if you’re unable to harvest honey. A beekeeper ought to know the procedures in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.