The Sound Of Spring
The sun is gathering power and we are experiencing the occasional warm day.
I popped down to the allotment on a sunny lunchtime this week and found my honeybees flying in all 3 allotment hives. They were happily buzzing away and carrying huge sacks of bright yellow pollen on their legs. The birds are also getting noisier. I felt energised!
I also felt I might be becoming a better beekeeper. 4 out of 4 colonies have … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically includes the equipment that is needed and buying bees. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation generally make several errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers prevent making precisely the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to a loss of cash and your bees. Since most bees die during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer flowers, hence a smaller amount of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This really is a common error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books is not a great thought, although it is clear that one would need to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment 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 definitely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling business. Second, old books can supply information that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are faster and better methods to maintain 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 stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a certain item looks overly pricey, constantly think about the end price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it’s up to the person to decide the best plan of action.