Beekeeping for beginners

Advice for beginner beekeepers

Two families of bees are enough for any beginner beekeeper. As time passes by and the beekeeper gains more and more experience, he/she can increase the number of his bee families.

If you want to have success in your career as a beekeeper you should start properly. Firstly, you should build a hive by yourselves. The building and piecing on a hive is of utmost importance for beginners. If you have some carpentry skills, it would be easy for you to build a hive and some hive frames. If you cannot do that, then you should order the various parts of the hive and assembly them together.

It is better to plan in advance. Thus, it is advisable to order the new bee families and bee hives starting with winter time. You should also take advantage of the cold season and assembly the hives and the frames so as to have everything ready for the month of April when the bees will awake from their winter sleep. Position the hive in the area chosen previously so as to be ready for spring.

We highly advise you to join a beekeepers association in order to get as many information as possible. It is of utmost importance to have a subscription for a beekeeping magazine in order to get as many information as possible. Information is the key to success.

In order to have a good start in this domain you will definitely need a strong bee family. In summer time a bee family can have up to 75000 individuals. The drones make their apparition in spring but they are kicked out from the hive when autumn comes. In summer time there are around 1000 drones within a hive.

It is easy to work with a good colony of bees. However, pay attention not to destroy it. Thus, you should not harvest honey late in autumn because there are high chances for the bees to die during winter.

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