Bye, Bye Bees
Star Beekeeper To Quit Beekeeping
My Yorkshire beekeeper cousin has won numerous awards in the last two years from his local Wharfdale beekeeping association for his honey, heather honey, honey cake, photography and as best newcomer. What a star!
But last season and this season he has received stings that have resulted in trips to hospital.
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes buying bees and the needed gear. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this hobby normally make a few mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It often leads to some loss of your bees and money. Since most bees die during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would force a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, so a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This really is a common error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books is not a good thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling business. Second, old books can supply info that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are more rapid and better ways production honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. He/she will most likely 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 gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s best to consult with an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing seems too expensive, consistently think about the ending price (if 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 determine the best course of action.