Hive Insulation & The Bee Cosy
September is a crucial time for me in the Apiary. This is my make and break month in terms of getting the bees through the winter and then having honey producing colonies next spring and summer. I had a disastrous winter earlier this year and hence I am doing everything I can to reduce my bee colony losses over the winter.
Chris Wray, inventor of the cutely titled “Bee Cosy” is mentoring me and writing a few guest posts to help readers g… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally includes the needed gear and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this avocation normally make several errors. It is acceptable to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin a beekeeping business or hobby can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to a lack of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during the winter winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another inferior time since there are fewer flowers, thus a smaller amount of honey picked, to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It is clear that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping publications isn’t a great idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. 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 definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling business. Second, dated information can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid ways to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think relating to this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders have been presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a particular item appears overly pricey, always think about the ending price ( in case that they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it truly is up to the person to determine the best course of action.