Beekeeping Guide – 3 Essential Tasks Before You Start Beekeeping

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Beekeeping Guide – 3 Essential Tasks Before You Start Beekeeping

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Many people have tried successfully to go into beekeeping. There is no doubt, beekeeping provide not only honey, they also help in pollination of your farm/garden as well as those in the neighbourhood. Beekeeping is not so easy though as they involve more preparations and considerations.

If you are thinking of starting beekeeping at your place, there are 3 things that you have to do.

1. Learn and gather information from books as well as speak to an experienced beekeeper. There may be some beekeepers association nearby or a supplier of bees who can give you first hand knowledge on what to do. This is for you to decide whether you are ready and whether beekeeping is suitable for you. You won’t want to abandon the idea after buying all the equipment and having a hive in your yard to discover that this is really not for you.It is better to do all the necessary background work and to think carefully before making the decision.

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2. Check with the council to get the necessary approval. This is important as you don’t want to get yourself in trouble. There may be local laws which you need to look at. In normal cases, this would not be difficult and if the place you intend to place the hive is away from public generally it will be approved. The main idea is beekeeping should not endanger people who live around that area or near public recreation for obvious reasons. Unlike other “pets” bees can be a cause of concern as they can sting people.

3. In addition to that, if you are thinking of having bees around, it’s good to have some understanding with your neighbours. Give them some assurance of safety and keeping the bees where others are not likely to see them or disturb the hives will make your experience a smoother one. Most people understand that bees are good for pollination and their main fear is being stung. Showing them around and providing them with knowledge tends to lower their anxiety. Later on, when you have started it, perhaps you can give them some honey as a gesture of goodwill.

If you have done those 3 essential things, all the rest will follow suit.

Mike Jason is a beekeeping expert. To get more tips on beekeeping guide, visit

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