Shake, Rattle, Roll: Our Little Earthquake

Source: https://badbeekeepingblog.com/2017/07/13/shake-rattle-roll-our-little-earthquake/

Hives, in Chile, toppled by an earthquake. (Photo: Rey)

I live in one of the less shaky parts of the world. I don’t think that Calgary has ever had a damaging earthquake. (Granted, the city isn’t much over a hundred years old, so it’s a short history.)  When the … Read More

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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically includes purchasing bees and the needed equipment. However, some people who are starting this avocation generally make several mistakes. It is acceptable to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making exactly the same mistakes others have previously.

Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:

1. Not understanding the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It often leads to a loss of cash and your bees. Since most bees expire during winter months winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer blooms, so a smaller quantity of honey picked, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.

2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. That is a familiar error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would need to cut costs as much as possible, but purchasing used gear and old beekeeping books is not a good thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” difficulties. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can provide outdated information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are better and quicker means production honey and to maintain beehives.

3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills.

These three mistakes are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a professional beekeeper. If buying a particular thing appears too high-priced, always think about the ending cost (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it truly is up to the person to decide the best course of action.

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