Things to know about beekeeping
Beekeeping can be fun and it is far better if you know the basic and important things to know
about beekeeping – all things possibly considered.
Here are some common questions that can help you make the most out of your beekeeping activity, because not
every situation will work to your advantage.
First and foremost is that you should understand that you will be faced with working together with your colony
to make it work and knowing the rights things to do is the next best thing that would come to your mind.
Try and look at the basics of beekeeping. How many colines should I ideally start with? Is the climate suitable
enough to maximize production? Are the bee colonies getting enough of what they need? These are some of the key
questions that you may try to search answers for.
Second, weigh your options.
Will you be able to sustain large colonies or start small and eventually grow as the need arises?
It is important to carefully plan what you want to achieve out of your bee colonies, since this will also help
you calculate your risks.
Be reminded that bees are living creatures and that they are also subject to changes in weather. Bees are
susceptible to diseases, infections and even adverse effects of rapidly changing weather conditions.
Aside from the bee colony habitats that you have made, also ensure that your bee farm location is close to
fields of plants or flowers, since they need to pollinate crops and gather nectar for honey production.
Making sure that colonies are within close proximity to farms, plants or foliage, can surely help enhance
Be sure to pick the right variety or species of bees for your colonies, since there are no less than 20,000
species of bees, for which some are good producers, while there are some species that stunt production, Better know
what you are dealing with and what you need to have to maximize honey or beeswax production.
Always make sure to get your bees from a trusted source, especially one that has a good track record.
This is mainly because it is important that bees to be used for your colonies need to be domesticated, rather
than those simply just harnessed from the wild.
Finally, it would be best if you could establish your own supply network, especially for one that produces honey in
Good business practice will guide you to ensure that you have a steady market for supplying your mass- produced
honey or beeswax.
Since honey is a perishable product, a steady market will ensure that honey products will always be fresh.
These are some of the things to know about beekeeping and most importantly, know how your bee farm works, that
way you may be able to maximize production of bee farms.