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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. Yet, some people who are beginning this hobby generally make a few errors. It is okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can end up being a catastrophe. It may lead to some loss of cash and your bees. Since most bees perish during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Autumn is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, consequently a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used gear and old books. That is a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used old and equipment beekeeping books isn’t a good thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, outdated info can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are better and quicker means to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult with an expert beekeeper. If purchasing a certain thing appears too expensive, always consider the end price ( in case that they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the person to determine the best plan of action.