By: Jim Thompson
I have found it interesting to look at the types of different bee hive covers or tops that have been used over the years.
I began my search with the first beehive that was patented in the United States but had a problem because the patent office burned in 1836 and many of the early written patents were destroyed. My records show that there were 1,131 beehives patented up to 2009. Some of these hives were the same hive with improvements to keep the patent in effect….
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Beekeeping can be a full-time profession or a simple hobby. However, more often than not, what started as a hobby would become a profession. But you cannot simply tell and decide yourself that you will begin to do beekeeping. You need to have adequate knowledge and comprehension on the subject that you’re going to enter before beginning on any avocation or profession. Then it is about time to indulge yourself if you’ve been putting off your curiosity about beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may seem easy; by learning the basic beekeeping lessons, you can be got away to a good beginning.
What does a beekeeper must know?
First, you should have full interest on beekeeping to begin at the right foot. You should also have consented to share your dwelling space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can harm not only you but your family also. Your focus is not just to make money by selling honey; a good beekeeper should have a keen interest and passion in rearing bees.
An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The place must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. If you decide to put your beehives at your backyard, you need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your area. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you should get permission relating to this.
Beekeepers must understand whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the region where the beehives are situated. When you must attend a nearby beekeeping shop you may never understand; it’s best that a nearby beekeeping store is not inaccessible.
Equipment and protective gear may also be very important to beekeepers to know. Know the appropriate suit to choose to keep you from any possible danger in beekeeping.
In case you are unable to harvest honey from your bees all the efforts that are beekeeping would be ineffective. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from the comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.