Approximately two and a half years and 41 posts and it’s my first rant so please just bear with me.
One word I would like to remove from beekeeping is the term feral when used to describe colonies or nest sites other than in managed hives. I hear it all the time, a feral colony, in a tree, a swarm, from a feral colony, feral colony etc etc.
The origins of the word are from the early 17c and the Latin words, ferus and fera meaning ‘wild, fierce, untamed, uncivilized an…
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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 turn into a profession. But you cannot only determine and tell yourself you will begin to do beekeeping. Before beginning on any hobby or profession, you need to have comprehension and satisfactory knowledge on the field that you’re going to enter. Then it’s about time to indulge yourself if you’ve been putting off your interest in beekeeping for quite a while. Bee farming may not look difficult; learning the basic beekeeping lessons can allow you to get off to a great start.
What does a beekeeper have to know?
On beekeeping to begin at the right foot you should have interest that is full. You should also have consented to share your home space with the bees. There are potential dangers in beekeeping that can damage you but your family too. Then you must understand the supplies and equipment you will use for beekeeping if you decide to let the bees inside your living space. Your focus is not just to earn money by selling honey; a great 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 sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You have to make sure beekeeping is allowed in your area if you decide to set your beehives at your backyard. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you have to get permission concerning this.
Beekeepers must know whether beekeeping supplies are offered in the place where the beehives are situated. You may never know when you must visit a nearby beekeeping store; it is best that a nearby beekeeping store is reachable.
Protective tools and equipment can also be important for beekeepers to know. This will lessen the odds of being stung by your bees. Understand the right kind of suit to pick to keep you from any potential danger in beekeeping.
If you are unable to harvest honey all the beekeeping attempts would be ineffective. The procedures should be known by a beekeeper in gathering the honey from your comb; beeswax is also part of the returns in beekeeping.