Do you get a buzz from getting up close and personal with nature? If so, then why not consider a job as a Beekeeper? The role typically involves maintaining happy and healthy beehives, to help pollinate plants and produce honey. It’ll be your job to make sure that the bees have everything they need to do their jobs, which involves a lot of nurturing, dedication, and patience.
To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be fairly brave and have a passion for bees – it’ll also help if you can stay calm under pressure, as bees don’t respond well to erratic behaviour.
If you’re thinking about becoming a Beekeeper, then it can help to take a short online course to give you some basic background knowledge on beekeeping first and help you decide whether it’s definitely something that you want to go into. Most people begin by keeping a small colony of bees as a hobby – and it can also help to join the British Beekeeping Association (BBKA), who can give you advice and guidance on getting started.
Once you get going, you can start making a profit by selling honey, beeswax, and royal jelly. When you’re feeling confident enough, you can even offer a bee collection service – where you can safely remove bees nests from people’s homes and add them to your own bee farm.
Bee’s play an essential role in the natural ecosystem by pollinating plants and enabling crops to grow, but bee numbers have declined dramatically in the last few decades. For lovers of these beautiful, clever, and diligent creatures, it’s surely an un-bee-lievably exciting role to get into…