By Abigail Klein Leichman September 13, 2017, 9:00 am
A bee in the Benjamin Triwaks Bee Research Center in Rehovot.
Photo by Shlomi Zarchin
If you give a “menu” to a bee, it will instinctively choose dishes that provide the right balance of nutrients: sugary nectar plus pollen full of protein, fatty acids and m…
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Beekeeping can either be a full-time profession or a hobby that is simple. Nonetheless, more often than not, what began as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot only decide and tell yourself that you will start to do beekeeping. Before starting on any hobby or profession, you need to have comprehension and sufficient knowledge on the field that you’re going to enter. Then it is about time to indulge yourself, if you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time. Bee farming may not appear difficult; by learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons, you can be got off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot you should have interest that is total. You have to spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have consented to share your home space with the bees. There are potential risks in beekeeping that can hurt not only you but your family also. Your focus isn’t just to earn money by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have passion and a keen interest in rearing bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. You have to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your town, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas restricted to beekeeping; you have to get permission about this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the area where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you have to attend an area beekeeping shop; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear are also essential for beekeepers to understand. Beekeepers are prone to bee stings; the proper outfit must be worn during beekeeping sessions. This will minimize the chances of being stung by your bees. Understand the appropriate suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
All the beekeeping attempts would be futile if you’re not able to harvest honey. The approaches should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey in the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.