What Should Beekeeping Courses Contain?
Article by Kerry Stuart
To become a professional bee keeper, you need to choose the correct beekeeping courses that will enhance and add to your existing skill sets. You can study the courses online or offline. Conduct a google search and you will find several institutes or online websites who offer these courses but how do you select the best one? Selection of beekeeping courses depends on several factors; some of them are enumerated below:
* A comprehensive and intrinsic detailing about bee families and their societies, which includes knowing about its evolution and the time honored practices of beekeeping.
* Detailed instruction on identifying the various functionalities of bee anatomy. As a beekeeper, you need to know about the working of each and every part of the bees’ body.
* Knowledge of the role bees play in pollination activities. How often or how the pollination does takes place?
* Society of bees is also divided into three strata. You need to know about them and be able to identify which bee belongs to which strata.
* Knowing about the longevity and life cycle of honey bees.
* Most people are wary of bee stings and some even experience phobia. As a beginner, it is natural to be afraid of the stings but the best course on beekeeping will illuminate you on how to get rid of sting phobia.
* Did you know honey bees have their own medium of communication? The course should teach you to decode the communication and also enable you to ‘communicate’ with them.
* Knowledge of bee hives is extremely important. Unless you know how bees make their hives, what function does it serve, how they create honey and others, you will not become a professional bee keeper.
* As a professional bee keeper, you need to be aware of the place you need to keep the bee hive. Your course should be able to make you understand the importance of choosing the right place for cultivating beehives.
* The course should detail you about the tools you need to get started and knowing the process of installing the bees to inspecting the bee hives is necessary too.
* Last but not the least; be aware of the bee diseases and also the process of harvesting honey bees.
Before you finalize beekeeping courses, check with the school or online site whether they provide the above features in their course. Any addition to the above will be good but the course should not have less than what is mentioned above.
About the Author
Kerry Stuart is a long time beekeeping enthusiast. For more great information on a beekeeping class, visit www.Secrets2Beekeeping.com