As we have moved into a new year and 2016 has just started it’s a good time to reflect back on the past season and take a walk through the memories of each apiary.
With new hive stands constructed this apiary expanded from two to four hives although it … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally involves purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. However, some people who are starting this hobby generally make a few blunders. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping company can end up being a catastrophe. It can lead to some loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees perish during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, so a smaller number of honey picked, to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of flowers that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. That is a standard error made by many start beekeepers. Buying used equipment and old beekeeping publications is not a great thought, although it’s clear that one would desire to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “familial” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide dated information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid methods to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs, he/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a certain thing appears overly expensive, constantly consider the ending cost (if they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the person to determine the best plan of action.