Returning to the pod-waves after a two-month hiatus, Kiwimana is back. Since May 24, I’ve been suffering mana-withdrawal, but the popular beekeeping podcast released a new episode a few days ago. So, I’ve kicked back and begun to enjoy the series again.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes the needed equipment and buying bees. Nevertheless, some people who are starting this avocation usually make several errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers avoid 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 company or avocation can end up being a calamity. It can lead to a loss of cash and your bees. Since most bees die during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another poor time since there are fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This is a common error made by many beginning beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping books is not a great idea, although it is clear that one would need to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can supply information that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid ways to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain thing seems overly expensive, consistently think about the ending price ( in case that they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it’s up to the individual to decide the best course of action.