Supering-Up With Ross Rounds
It’s all about making section honey this summer and in yesterday’s glorious weather I added Ross Round (RR) supers to my 3 strong hives (with no queen excluders this year).
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically involves the needed equipment and purchasing bees. Nevertheless, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make several mistakes. It is ok to make mistakes, which article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or hobby can end up being a catastrophe. It often leads to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another inferior time since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller amount of honey picked, to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. This really is a standard error made by many start beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping books isn’t a good thought. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide aged information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid ways production honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. If one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It is best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain item appears overly high-priced, constantly consider the ending cost ( in case that they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the individual to decide the best course of action.