Beekeeping is not only a great for making money, and honey, it’s also vital to the environment.
Honey bees are dying all round the world and new bee keepers are needed everywhere to increase the stock.
If you love bees and love honey and wax products this is a great part-time hobby/money-maker.
You can get into bee-keeping even if you don’t have much room or much time. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a willingness to learn how to keep the bees healthy.
Most of the work is done in the summer. You should expect to spend about an hour a week on each bee hive initially (and you can do well with just one hive). As you gain experience you can cut this time down to 10-15 minutes. Experienced beekeepers only inspect their bees once a month. Mostly you’ll be monitoring for swarming. This isn’t dangerous, but it’s not a hobby for the faint-hearted!
Winter work generally involves the maintenance of equipment, which only takes a little
time. You’ll no doubt get stung a few times when handling bees, especially at the beginning. With practice you’ll get stung less, but it’s a part of beekeeping. So, obviously, if you are allergic to bee sting stop reading now! Also, if you have neighbours check to see if there are any allergic’s living in the near vicinity.
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