BREAKING NEWS – Asian Hornet Found In Gloucestershire UK
The Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina) was reported in Tetbury yesterday. This is the first time this hornet has been reported in the UK and it is just 6 miles from my hives (10Km). Pure speculation, but Cotswold Airport is only 2 miles from Tetbury – could this have been possible incursion point? Bee inspectors have been planning for this eventuality and are in the area trying to make sure any nests are destroyed and… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically includes the needed gear and buying bees. However, some people who are starting this hobby normally make a few blunders. It is alright to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping company or avocation can prove to be a catastrophe. It may lead to a lack of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during winter months. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer blooms, consequently a smaller number of honey picked to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. Buying used gear and old beekeeping books isn’t a good idea, although it is clear that one would need to save money as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can supply aged information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are quicker and better means to keep beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing appears too pricey, constantly consider the ending cost ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it truly is up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.