By: Allen Schwartz
The Best Of A Langstroth and A Slovenian Hive Means No Lifting!
An article titled “No Lifting” in the June edition of Bee Culture Magazine got my attention. At 79 years of age it seems the hive boxes get a little heavier every year. The article author, Brian Drebber, described a Slovenian bee hive which houses the bee frames in a cabinet type enclosure where the frames are removed by sliding out the hive back horizontally. The frames are supported on the bott…
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Beekeeping can 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 merely tell and determine yourself you will start to do beekeeping. You need to have comprehension and sufficient knowledge on the subject that you’re going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. If you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for a long time, then it’s about time to indulge yourself. Bee farming may not seem difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can get you off to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper must know?
On beekeeping to start at the right foot first, you should have total interest. You must spend time taking care of your colonies of bees. You should have also agreed to share your house space with the bees. There are possible risks in beekeeping that can damage not only you but your family as well. Your focus is not only to build an income 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. You need to make sure that beekeeping is enabled in your area, if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several areas restricted to beekeeping; you have to get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the region where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you should go to a neighborhood beekeeping shop; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Protective tools and equipment can also be essential for beekeepers to understand. Know the right kind of suit to select to keep you from any possible risk in beekeeping.
In case you are incapable to harvest honey all the beekeeping attempts would be useless. A beekeeper ought to know the procedures in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the yields in beekeeping.