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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes the gear that is needed and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this hobby usually make a few blunders. It is okay to make mistakes, and also this post 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 knowing the best time to start a beekeeping company or avocation can end up being a catastrophe. It often leads to some loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees expire during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another poor time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of flowers that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This can be a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It is understandable that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and equipment beekeeping books is not a good thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not 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 company. Second, old novels can provide out-of-date information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are faster and better ways fabrication honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one does not wear protective gear when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a certain item looks too expensive, always consider the ending cost ( in case that they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.