Choosing the Right Beehive
Each person and situation is different when it comes to choosing the right beehive and honey extraction equipment! For every situation, there will be a multitude of beehives that will suit you. Becoming a beekeeper is quite involved and there is much more to keeping bees than may first appear. When deciding to be a beekeeper, you must ask some relevant questions:
- How Are You Being Taught About Beekeeping?
We recommend that you find a mentor or take a course before you actually start beekeeping.
This will help with raising the bees, keeping them healthy, beehives and honey extraction equipment and more.
- Are You New to Beekeeping?
There will be start-up expenses and a steep learning curve when you begin beekeeping. You will need access to both salt and fresh water, pollen, nectar andpropolist ingredients. You will need to protect the bees and honey from predators, theft, and vandalism.
- How Much Honey Do You Want to Start Producing?
This will affect the beehive and the honey extraction equipment that you purchase.
- Why Are You Starting Beekeeping?
You will approach beekeeping in a different way, depending on your goal.
- Will You be Raising a Queen or Purchasing Them?
This will affect the type of equipment that you buy.
- What Material Do You Prefer for your Beehive?
Do you want your beehive to be made of natural materials, or would you like a painted or high-tech version?
Your aim for beekeeping may be for it to be a full time job with the desired outcome to sell honey, or it may be a hobby so that the bees can help pollinate the flowers in your garden.
Your goals as a beekeeper and the time and effort that you are putting into beekeeping, will make a difference to the size of the beehive and honey extraction equipment that you purchase.