MDA Continues to Lower Yield Estimates for Corn, Soybeans, and Spring Wheat
“Rains are currently pushing across the west central Midwest; however, a drier and much warmer pattern for southwestern areas the week of the 17th will allow stress to quickly build again,” said Don Keeney…
As of July 13, 2017 1:00 PM ET
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually involves buying bees and the gear that is needed. Yet, some individuals who are starting this hobby generally make several mistakes. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to some loss of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees die during the winter. This would drive a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, hence a smaller number of honey picked. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. That is a common error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would need to save money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping novels is not a great idea. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. 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 affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, information that is out-of-date can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are quicker and better ways to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a particular item looks overly high-priced, consistently think about the ending cost ( in case that they do not 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.