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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves the equipment that is needed and buying bees. Yet, some individuals who are starting this hobby usually make a few errors. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start a beekeeping company or avocation can prove to be a catastrophe. It often leads to a loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees expire during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another poor time since there are fewer blooms, consequently 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 flowers that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. That is a standard mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It is clear that one would need to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping publications isn’t a good idea. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, aged information can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are faster and better means to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will 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 expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills.
These three errors have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It is best to consult with an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain thing appears too pricey, consistently think about the ending price (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the person to decide the best strategy.