In my post a couple of weeks ago, ‘What the bees have been up to‘, I mentioned leaving Hope’s nucleus hive with some fondant and pollen in the eke, with the expectation that they would build a little comb up top in the extra space. This is what the hive looked like when I left:
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally includes buying bees and the gear that is needed. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation normally make a few errors. It is okay to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a catastrophe. It may lead to a lack of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees perish during the winter. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another poor time since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller number of honey picked to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. That is a common error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would want to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used gear and old beekeeping books isn’t a great idea. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely change 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 Second, info that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are more rapid and better ways fabrication honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think relating to this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It is best to consult an expert beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain thing looks overly pricey, consistently think about the ending price (if they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.