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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually involves buying bees and the needed gear. However, some individuals who are starting this hobby generally make a few mistakes. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to some lack of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees perish during the wintertime. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a new mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another inferior time since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. That is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping publications isn’t a good idea. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can provide information that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid ways to keep beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills.
These three errors have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s best to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item looks too pricey, always consider the end cost (if they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the individual to determine the best course of action.