I’ve not been writing lately because life has been busy – we moved into our new home in Truro (Cornwall’s only city, which the tourist board describes as ‘Our Great Little City’, presumably to lower expectations). I’m very lucky to now have my own little quiet back garden. It even has a pond – a water source for bees!
And yet I find myself in two minds about whether to bring hives here.
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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 become a profession. But you cannot merely determine and tell yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have sufficient knowledge and understanding on the field that you’re going to enter, before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself if you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may seem easy; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can enable you to get off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper should know?
First, you should have complete interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should also have agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are possible dangers 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 equipment and the supplies that you will use for beekeeping. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have fire and a keen interest in raising bees.
An apiarist ought to know the right location for the beehives. The place must have adequate sources of nectar for the bees to get. If you decide to put your beehives you need to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your town. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. When you have to attend a local beekeeping store you may never know; it is best that a nearby beekeeping shop is not inaccessible.
Protective gear and equipment will also be very important to beekeepers to know. Know the right type of suit to choose to keep you from any potential risk in beekeeping.
If you are not able to harvest honey from your bees all the beekeeping efforts would be ineffective. A beekeeper ought to know the procedures in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.