14th Oct 2013
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally includes the equipment that is needed and buying bees. Yet, some individuals who are beginning this hobby normally make a few blunders. It is ok to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or hobby can end up being a calamity. It may lead to some lack of your bees and cash. Since most bees perish during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would force a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another poor time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller number of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books. That is a common error made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used equipment and old beekeeping publications isn’t a good thought. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, out-of-date info can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and faster methods fabrication honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper. If buying a certain item looks overly high-priced, constantly think about the ending price (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the individual to determine the best strategy.