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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes the gear that is needed and purchasing bees. However, some people who are starting this hobby generally make several mistakes. It is ok to make mistakes, and 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 knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping company can end up being a disaster. It can lead to a loss of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees expire during the wintertime. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time to begin beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, thus a smaller number of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. That is a common mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping publications is not a great idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely affect the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide outdated information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are faster and better means to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a particular item looks overly pricey, constantly consider the ending price ( in case that they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the person to decide the best plan of action.