Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service – ND
BISMARCK, N.D. – A group has chosen North Dakota to demonstrate and collect data on the best practices for managing bees, as the species faces diminishing numbers nationwide.
North Dakota’s choice for the Bee Integrated Demonstration Project by the Honey Bee Health Coalit… 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 needed gear. Nevertheless, some people who are beginning this hobby normally make several mistakes. It’s alright to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It can lead to some loss of money and your bees. Since most bees perish during winter months winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another poor time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, thus 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 blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a common error made by many beginning beekeepers. Buying used equipment and old beekeeping novels isn’t a good thought, although it’s clear that one would want to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old books can supply information that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are quicker and better ways to keep beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills.
These three mistakes are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It is best to consult an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain thing looks overly expensive, consistently consider the ending cost (if they don’t purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.