How to get started with your beekeeping hobby
Everything and anything always has to start somewhere and how to get started with your
beekeeping hobby can always start small and gradually move along as you continue to get ahead of gaining more
knowledge and experience.
Getting started means having to immerse one's self into the process and the first best advice would be to get
more information as possible.
It is always important to know what it is one is really getting into and the knowledge that you acquire will be
your best ally in ensuring that you are doing the right thing.
Beekeeping, known as apiculture or the "science of caring for bees" traces its history back in the Middle East
where it was believed to have originated.
Ancient Egyptians kept bees for mass producing honey and beeswax, which they used to trade with other basic
commodities along the East African coast for thousands of years.
Back then, bees was and honey were the primary trading commodities for Egyptians, who maintained the beekeeping
practice over the years, but the ancient practice of harvesting honey and beeswax was a destructive one that
involved having to kill the bee colonies and destroy existing bee habitats.
This tedious and wasteful beekeeping process has been in practice for thousands of years until in 1851, when an
American beekeeper or apiarist known as Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth discovered that there was actually a much safer
and simpler way of harvesting honey and beeswax.
This led the way in revolutionizing the beekeeping science and allowed beekeepers to create artificial bee
habitats that were every inch similar to their natural habitats and further resulted to establishing a more
profitable venture since new processes provided cost-effective means of caring for bees and minimized cost since
beekeepers need not acquire new sets of colonies after every harvest season.
Here are some good tips to consider while starting out with your beekeeping activity.
Start small, since you can never hope to be a novice beekeeper and become an overnight success.
Remember that every equipment from boards to bees cost money. Any wrong turn that could lead to disaster, be it
a natural calamity, accidental intervention or simply just an honest mistake will definitely cost you money, so
make it a point to always consider all possible factors.
The less you lose, the least frustrated you can get.
Always make it a point to learn the ropes and never be afraid to try things to improve your beekeeping
These are the two best tips you can use to help you how to get started with your beekeeping hobby.