A shout-out to highlight a crowd-funding campaign by Newbattle Beekeeping Association up in bonny Scotland: Our Bees Need You. One of the Association’s members, Malcolm, left me the nice comment below asking me to mention their campaign to raise money for a hut for their Bee Academy which will house their library and microscopes. Well, I’m a librarian and my surname is Scott so I couldn’t really say no! There’s a range of perks available depending on the size of your d… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves buying bees and the gear that is needed. Nevertheless, some individuals who are starting this hobby normally make a few blunders. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can end up being a calamity. It can lead to a lack of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another inferior time since you will find fewer blooms, so a smaller amount 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 plenty of flowers that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. This is a standard error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used equipment and old beekeeping publications is not a great idea. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling company. Second, info that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid methods fabrication honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a particular thing looks overly high-priced, consistently think about the end cost (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it’s up to the person to determine the best strategy.