I keep coming across bees in unexpected places.
Amongst the sadness of recent events here in the UK, a happy reference to bees came up in the BBC’s new show ‘The Life Swap Adventure‘ – available for UK viewers to watch for the next 20 days.
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this avocation usually make several mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making precisely the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping company can end up being a disaster. It often leads to some lack of your bees and money. Since most bees expire during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another lousy time since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller quantity of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of flowers that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. That is a familiar error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used gear and old beekeeping publications is not a great thought, although it is understandable that one would need to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old books can supply info that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are quicker and better ways to maintain beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think relating to this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a particular item looks too high-priced, consistently think about the ending price ( in case that they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the person to determine the best course of action.