I’m as busy as a summer bee lately, but squeezed in some time to write a guest blog post for London based organic kids clothing company Little Green Radicals. They wanted to know about my experience with bees and how the environment is affecting them. Here it is…
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves the equipment that is needed and buying bees. However, some individuals who are beginning this hobby usually make several errors. It is okay to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to a loss of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another inferior time since you will find fewer blooms, consequently a smaller number of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. That is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would want to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping novels is not a good idea. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can supply information that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid means fabrication honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It truly is best to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular item appears too high-priced, always think about the end price ( in case that they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.