Things You Need To Learn As You Prepare To Start Beekeeping.
Bees are beneficial to humans, and as a result, bee farming is on the rise from the past. Also it’s attributed to the fact that the number of bees available is decreasing due to increased human activities which affect the bees. Bees are involved in pollination which is necessary for ensuring that we have a healthy environment fully with plants and vegetation. On the other hand bees produce honey which has several health benefits to humans. Beekeeping is cheap as compared to other modes of farming and also has high returns. Below is a starter pack and guidelines for bee farming perfect for starters.
The first thing that is required is to carry out proper research on beekeeping in your area. This will help you know what is expected in beekeeping. There are various species of bees which live in different places, therefore, it’s good to know which will survive in your area. Most importantly you get to know when it’s the right time to start beekeeping. To get this information you can check online, or from books or magazines which are published. Apart from that a visit to a local bee farmer or government office in charge of bee farming will be helpful while starting on beekeeping.
Required also is a license from the government bodies to allow you to start on bee farming on your property. Remember there are states where individuals are not allowed on beekeeping. It’s also important to inform the neighbors about your intention to start a bee farm to avoid affecting those who are allergic to bees.
Next step is to look for suppliers of honey bees from the local area. This is necessary to ensure that you place your order in time to get the bees on the right time. Necessary also are the gears like suits used in handling bees to avoid bee sting. Ensure that you have a beehive which prevents the bees from relocating to another place. Ensure that the location you keep the bees has no interruptions to avoid annoying the bees.
Make sure that you take proper care of the bees, not just setting up the hive and waiting to harvest honey. You need an extractor whose purpose is to get honey from wax when you start harvesting honey. You also need to know the right time to harvest honey especially when the workers are busy since they will not attack you more. If you are farming bees for commercial purposes get in touch with beekeeping association in your area to help in selling the honey.