Flying Bees, 3,200 Varroa & Beesuits
“Hello, it’s me”. It’s been 4 months since my last actual beekeeping post. I’ve missed you all Let’s start with the good news.
On some of the warmer, sunny days in February I have seen up to 20 bees at any one time flying into and out of one of my hives (middle hive) and even though the other hive does not appear to be releasing flying bees, I can see a cosy cluster when I peer through the … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally includes purchasing bees and the gear that is needed. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this hobby usually make a few blunders. It is ok to make mistakes, which article can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a disaster. It often leads to a lack of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during the wintertime. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. 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 gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is clear that one would need to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and gear beekeeping publications is not a good thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can supply aged information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are better and quicker means to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think relating to this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s a good idea to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain thing looks overly pricey, constantly think about the end cost ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it truly is up to the person to determine the best course of action.