Thermosolar Hive – Kills 100% Of Varroa Mites
There is a very new, very innovative, potentially very exciting beehive currently looking for crowd funding (closes 25 June 2016). It’s inventor and team claim this hive can kill 100% of varroa mites without chemicals – and I’m inclined to believe them. I would be very interested to know what you all think – please comment.
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes the gear that is needed and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make several blunders. It is okay to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers prevent making exactly the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It may lead to a lack of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees expire during the winter. This would force a beekeeper to buy a new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, hence a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. This really is a familiar error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping publications isn’t a great idea, although it’s understandable that one would want to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide aged info on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and faster means to maintain beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult a specialist beekeeper. If buying a certain thing seems overly high-priced, always think about the ending price (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the person to determine the best strategy.