As to how definitive this guide is going to be is entirely up to you. This short guide merely serves as an inspirational introduction to those of you who are just starting to whet your appetite in regard to beekeeping. It goes without saying that as it is with all things new in life, good lessons have to be learned. These good lessons, in order for them to be successful for the diligent pupil, never need to be or never should be pedantic, arduous or just plain boring. So it can be for even the most ardent nature lover.
He or she could well fling his or her hands up in the air out of sheer frustration and give up on the new project altogether if what is put before his or her eyes is pointless or written in a language that may just be a tad too scientific. Fortunately, most beekeeping blogs or websites which qualify as a definitive guide to beekeeping are nothing short of fascinating, utterly interesting and inspirational and filled with motivation that leaves its readers with positive hope for the future. On the sometimes challenging path towards successful beekeeping, readers soon learn that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
In this sense, our case for motivating men and women, young and old, who are inherent nature lovers and who care deeply about their natural environment, towards becoming a successful beekeeper, each to his or her own, and each and everyone in his or her own backyard, is made all the more easier when we emphasize what is going to be achieved in the long-run. First and foremost, after at least a couple of seasons or years of building up and maintaining that first beehive, delicious honey will be produced. As long as you have followed all the basic rules and helpful tips from your handy beekeeping guide or easy to follow and step by step or how to introductory guide on building that first hive or on background beekeeping information in general, all this will be easy.
Most of the hard work will be done by the hard-working bees, including the fertile queen. And honey, no matter what type of bee has been used or what its natural environment entails will always be delicious. Further inspiration comes by way of what you can learn to do with all your newly produced pots of honey. Many men and women will be thinking about making money from it. That is fair enough, but the profit motive must never be your sole objective in making honey at a prodigious rate. You will lose focus of your main objective in becoming a beekeeper in the first place.
And for those of you reading this introductory article designed to inspire readers for the first time, what would that biggest objective be? It has often been overlooked by many sectors of our society, from all angles, not only to the detriment of flora and fauna, but to humanity as well. Imagine this. Imagine a world in which there were absolutely no bees. That world is fortunately some way off, but in this era of global warming and climate change, there is no room for complacency or even beating about the bush or making excuses to delay work that needs to be done, we need to, first and foremost, remind our readers of the importance of our bees as an important part of our flora and fauna and, indeed, our humanity.
Without a single beehive, and with it, its hundreds or thousands of bees, there would be no colorful flowers and plants. There would be no animals to go along with it. There would also not be much left of humanity to speak of. Because, without bees in our natural environments, we would not have the food that we often take for granted.