Beekeeping Lessons – Beekeeping Lessons 5 Great Tips
Article by Jack Pomare
For those wanting lessons on how to become a beekeeper. Knowledge is the key to understanding how to care for bees, and beekeeping lessons are a way of gaining that knowledge. There are a number of ways for a beekeeper to learn his craft. I’ll explain a few ways to beginning your beekeeping lessons.
Beekeeper friends or associates
Hands on lessons are considered one of the best ways of learning because you “get your hands dirty”, so to speak, plus the academics of it all seem to flow with what you are doing at that particular time.
Join a courseIf you have the time and opportunity to join a course, Great! Check out any learning institutions in your area that might be holding any beekeeper husbandry courses.
Clubs or groups
By joining a beekeeping club or group you will not only share the physical activity of general beekeeping like that of your beekeeper friends or associates, but you can also keep abreast of any legal requirements.
This is an excerpt of the Apiary Code of Practice 1997 Actually there’s more than (5) Tips below, but that’s a bonus!
The prime aim of the Apiary Code of Practice is to ensure that beekeeping does not become a nuisance to people. The Code describes a number of standards for theplacement and management of hives throughout Victoria. In brief, beekeeping activities within Victoria may be conducted without a planning permit provided the activity complies with the requirements of the Code. If the requirements of the Code cannot be met, a planning permit must be obtained from the local government councilbefore beekeeping is commenced on the property. The Code requires beekeepers to:
• manage colonies to prevent or minimize swarming• capture swarms that have left a colony they own• provide water on the property where the bees are located if they don’t have access water• maintain colonies located in urban areas with young docile queens• store used hive components not housing bees in such a way that bees cannot gain entry to it• prevent or minimize activities of robber bees• observe hive density limits for properties in urban areas• ensure bee flight paths don’t interfere with neighboring land• place hives greater than 3 meters from a property boundary fence. This does not apply if a bee proof barrier, not less than 2 meters high, is situated on the boundary fence line adjacent to the hives. A bee proof barrier is not required where the adjoining property to that fence is unimproved land.
Online search engines
Learn at your leisure, Unlike libraries that have limited opening and closing times. The internet is alive 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This resource is cram packed with information.
Libraries and Books
Physical books or down-loadable E-books are always handy, especially if they are a guide that you can refer to without the fuss and bother of complicated technicalities, sometimes it’s because of a good read with decent information. Actually before you buy a book one of the best things to do is to check out the table of contents to make sure that it covers all of the topics that you want to learn about or that you consider of importance.
All I wanted to share with you today was the fact that each way of learning has its own benefits and limitations to learning. Use a combination of all of the above if its at all possible for best results.
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