To get you motivated and in the mood for authoritative and serious beekeeping and to keep you inspired to never give up on starting your own hives in your back garden, we’re going to dispense a few organic beekeeping tips and tricks of our own. That being said, we would like to remind you to go the organic route. There will never ever be a need to get too technical with your methodologies. While we are never going to be teaching you directly how to kick-start your organic beekeeping life from the vantage point of experience and expertise per se, we are going to motivate the case of what you should be looking out for as you begin your research into beekeeping.
Reading and research
In order to move onto successful beekeeping you are going to need to do extensive reading and research before you get started. This should take time and it should not be rushed. While you are doing your reading and research slowly but surely, endeavour to take notes as you go along. Make notes on important practical and pertinent points that you dare not forget. Most of you will be doing your research directly from the internet. That’s good, because there is more than enough authoritative information for you to download.
But for both esthetic and aesthetic purposes, do this as well. Good books on nature and organic and agricultural principles and practices can be quite expensive for the majority of readers. No need to worry about this. On the matter of becoming a successful beekeeper, there will be more than enough information from both old and new publications down at your local library. Most libraries allow you to take out at least half a dozen books at any one time. Take full advantage of this opportunity to exercise a bit of knowledge greed at this time.
Eye level beekeeping
Do not forget that there are going to be other sources of knowledge that you will be looking for apart from practical beekeeping. For instance, you are going to need to know about the organic garden. This is a necessary environment in which the bee colony must thrive. You will be reading up on what type of plants and flowers are most attractive to the honey bees. There are also other important matters to do with rules and regulations and cautionary issues related to keeping a beehive in a suburban environment.
Whether it is being done commercially to derive a steady income, or just at home as a pleasant hobby, eye level beekeeping, especially for the novice, proves time and time again to be the most effective practice for men and women of all ages. What happens is that a set of trays or apiaries are being built on a sturdy, wooden table, friendly to the bees and environmentally sustainable in the long run. Its eye level effectiveness is purely from the practical point of view of the consummate beekeeper. You are able to focus more thoroughly on your intricate work processes without having to bend or contort your body.
The organic infrastructure
It is great that you now have a beehive. Under the previous sub-heading we remarked that there will be other matters of necessity and interest that you will be engaging in apart from beekeeping. It is really a matter of commonsense. You need a garden that is friendly for the bees to be in place before the bees arrive. Especially if you are entirely new to gardening, you are going to need to know how to start up your own organic garden practically and sustainably. Again, more than enough authoritative information on this important subject is available in both pristine and colourful books and on the internet.
Finally, there is one advantage worth noting on having a book or two at your side. Whether you are sitting in your own organic garden, or in a public garden somewhere else, you are surrounded by natural surroundings that offer great sources of refreshing inspiration for what you would like to achieve in the near to long-term future. The ultimate inspiration to our mind is making a contribution towards sustaining all of our fauna and flora.