EFEAgro | translated by Paola Tamma
Bees are the main pollinators in most ecosystems, and have thus a crucial if often overlooked role in the food chain.
Honey production in Spain dropped 4.08% last year, the country’s agriculture ministry warned. A decline in bees, which pollinate between 5% and 8% of global food production, poses a serious threat the food chain. EURACTIV’s partner EFEagro reports.
The drop in honey production breaks the growing trend that started in…
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. Yet, more often than not, what began as a hobby would turn into 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 area that you’re going to enter, before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself, if you really have been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may seem simple; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
You should have full interest on beekeeping to start at the right foot. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should also have consented to share your dwelling space. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can harm you but your family also. If you decide to allow the bees inside your living space, then you certainly must know the supplies and gear that you will use for beekeeping. Your focus is not only to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. The place must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your town, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. When you must go to a local beekeeping store you may never understand; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment may also be very important to beekeepers to understand. Understand the appropriate suit to choose to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
Last but definitely not the least, among the beekeeping lessons you have to know is that: it’s essential for the beekeeper to understand the appropriate manner of harvesting honey. In case you are unable to harvest honey all the attempts that are beekeeping would be useless. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.