For the second year in a row, I’m overwintering my bees in single-deep hives. After years of running double deeps, and three years with triple deeps, I went to singles beginning about sixteen months ago. My decision was prompted by Thomas Seeley’s discussions of single deeps and the fact that very large colonies seem to […] Read more
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Beekeeping can be a full time profession or an easy hobby. Yet, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot just tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any avocation or profession, you need to have comprehension and satisfactory knowledge on the field that you are going to enter. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time, then it is about time to indulge yourself in your line of interest. Bee farming may appear easy; learning the fundamental beekeeping lessons can get you off to a good start.
What does a beekeeper should know?
First, you should have interest that is full on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You have to spend time taking care of your own colonies of bees. You should have agreed to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can damage you but your family also. Your focus isn’t just to build an income by selling honey; a great beekeeper should have a keen interest and fire in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right place for the beehives. The place must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. If you decide to set your beehives at your backyard, you have to make sure that beekeeping is allowed in your area. There are several areas restricted to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are available in the area where the beehives are situated. You may never understand when you need to go to an area beekeeping store; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is accessible.
Protective tools and equipment are also very important to beekeepers to know. This will lessen the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the appropriate suit to pick to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
If you are not able to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping attempts would be futile. A beekeeper ought to know the methods in collecting the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.