Visiting a bee yard
My beekeeping education was completed online. If I could get my Bachelors and Masters online, what would be the issue doing the same with the bees?
For me, I know that knowledge can be learned online and through books, but until practical application of the knowledge is preformed, it is all just in my head.
I was thankful to meet up with a commercial beekeeper who just started his operation in Florida. He had over 40 hives that were all getting started.
What did I learn?
- Buying sugar in bulk results in weird looks
- Shade is needed to find rest
- Local water source is a requirement
- Identification of hives and system of checks
- Plant flowers