Do You Need a Beekeeping Guide?
Article by Robert Moore
For most hobbyists, beekeeping does not represent a significant money making venture but does provide great rewards and is very enjoyable. However, with the many complexities to be learned to get into beekeeping a beginner may feel overwhelmed not knowing how to get started. The easiest path to success is to buy a beekeeping guide.
With a beekeeping guide in hand, the novice beekeeper will find the answers to almost all questions needed to move forward. That information gives answers to questions required before getting into this fascinating hobby as well instruction on just about every topic a new beekeeper may need to know about.
First of all, you need to find out if beekeeping is allowed where you live. Luckily, most locations do not prohibit keeping and managing a beehive(s). Bees active in an area offer far more benefits than negatives. Are you aware of the fact that honeybees living and working in a space tend to keep more aggressive stinging insects like hornets and wasps from taking over? In addition, honeybees provide the well known benefit of pollinating great numbers of flowers and crops.
One question beginning beekeepers consistently bring up when just starting out in beekeeping is where should they purchase their beekeeper supplies? It’s tough to go into a place trying to buy equipment you don’t know much about. How do you know what to buy? A beekeeping guide details the specific beekeeper supplies required along with potential sources used by experienced beekeepers.
Initially, a beginner has thoughts of what supplies you have to have to get started and an idea of how to use them. But beekeeping is totally different from other hobbies. Anyhow, building a model plane won’t get you stung.
Bees can inflect stings and pain on us humans. When you’re a beginning beekeeper you may not be knowledgeable about the right way to use the beekeeping supplies or to work with the bees. The beekeeping guide can provide that training.
One giant advantage to managing a beehive is the ability to enjoy the delicious honey made by the bees. However, without any instruction can a beginner really have any idea of how to gather honey? The honey production and harvesting process is not an exact science.
The honey supply will vary between seasons with some having a large supply while others will not be so plentiful. As a beginning beekeeper, that fact may not be known resulting in questioning procedures during lean supply times.
Just like a lot of things, many beekeeping components can flourish using common sense. However, the other parts should be taught. If the novice beekeeper does not have the assistance of a beekeeping guide to provide the correct procedures to follow, their beehive, along with the honeybees, may not thrive and survive.
About the Author
Robert Moore has been a beekeeping expert and honey lover for over 27 years. Want to learn more about a beekeeper guide and this wonderful hobby? Pick up Robert’s “10 Essential Steps to Better Beekeeping” popular free e-course, available at: =>