There are various benefits of beekeeping and it is very easy to do all you require is some basic and important knowledge and the necessary equipment. One can easily do beekeeping in the back yard of their house and it doesn’t require much time to be devoted for maintaining of the beehive. On average 30 minutes are sufficient, although during the collection of honey, one may need to invest some extra time in addition to the average time for maintenance of the beehive. If you are someone who wants to know how one should prepare for bee keeping, then you have definitely come to the right place to look for the relevant information.
How to prepare for beekeeping? This section will take a look at how to prepare for beekeeping and these are explained in steps that are mentioned below:
-First of all, you will need to collect the necessary tools for the beekeeping. Without these required equipments, one cannot start. Then you will need to purchase the wood ware that is needed for the beekeeping. This can be obtained from the local supplier and they are not too expensive in price. Local suppliers are small in size and sometimes they don’t have a website and this is why it can be hard to locate them through online. You need to purchase two deep hive bodies, a queen excluder, inner cover, top cover, twenty shallow frames, entrance reducer etc. Other equipment such as: twenty deep frames, bottom boards, two honey supers, foundation for frame etc.
-Get the required protective clothing for the beekeeping. Bee keeping protective clothing is comprised of a beekepers suit, a hat, well ventilated netted veil and a pair of gloves. Some expert bee keepers don’t wear the veil but as a beginner it is advised to wear it to protect the face from the bee stings.
-Get the other necessary equipment for beekeeping such as: smoker, hive tool, etc.
-The next step is to create the bee hive for the bees from the equipments mentioned in this section’s first paragraph. There are various tutorials available online to see how a bee hive is assembled. After assembling the bees, you will need to introduce the bees to the bee hive.
-If you find that the bees are acting aggressive due to your presence, then you should use a smoker to calm down the bees. A smoker will introduce smoke and the bees will think this as wildfire and they will start to back down.
-Make sure the place of your beekeeping doesn’t have much people passing down the area. Also the space should not be constructed and it should be bit far away from your home as bees can enter your house accidentally.
There are many books available in the market that will teach you the basics of beekeeping and the bee behaviors in certain conditions.