What I Learnt From Making Ross Rounds
As I have mentioned in earlier posts (links at bottom of page), with 2 young children and a busy job, I need to make beekeeping as low intervention as possible. This led me to consider section honey as both a time saver and an opportunity to make something really beautiful that also keeps the natural goodness of local honey. When I discovered Ross Rounds sections (easy assembly, reusable, bees like the round shape), that was it, decision made.
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally involves purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make a few mistakes. It’s alright to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to some loss of your bees and money. Since most bees die during the winter winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, consequently a smaller quantity of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. That is a standard error made by many beginning beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books isn’t a great thought, although it is clear that one would want to save money as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t 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 planning to commence a honey-selling company. Second, out-of-date information can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are more rapid and better ways fabrication honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult with an expert beekeeper. If buying a particular item looks too expensive, always think about the ending price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.