Being a beekeeper involves a lot of responsibility. First of all, you have to make sure yours bees are well fed and warm enough in the winter time. After that, you have to make sure that ants cannot get inside of the beehive and eat your bees. And then, you have to make sure that you budget for extra bee food in case they don’t make enough to support themselves during the winter. This is especially important if you have just got them, or if you have taken too much honey from their hive.
Bees are naturally pretty self sufficient, but they have predators in nature just like everything else. You, as the beekeeper, have to be prepared to tip the scales in their favor so that they don’t run out of options too soon.
In addition to setting up your bees and your hives for beekeeping, you may want to take advantage of the pollination of flowers in your garden…or get a garden to pollinate. Now, this is not a huge concern particularly out in the country, because bees can easily find food and travel long distances to get it. However, if you enjoy the great outdoors, and we assume that you do if you want to get into beekeeping, you might consider having a garden for them to locally thrive in.
In addition to the above requirements, you may have to think about possible making sure your hives are far enough away from any residents in your house who are allergic to bees. That would not be a very good way to start off your beekeeping duties, and people may protest if they feel threatened by it.
On top of all this, you will need to make sure that your hive is cleaned and maintained using eco friendly cleaning and maintenance agents, like those found at Envirosafe Solutions. Our eco friendly liquid products include solvent free degreaser, mineral deposit remover, antibacterial hand wash (particularly after you begin handling honey), and rust remover. May you and your bees be very happy in the future. For more information or to place an order for our chemical solutions, please feel free to contact Envirosafe Solutions at any time: (+61) 1300 88 90 70.