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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically includes the equipment that is needed and purchasing bees. Yet, some people who are beginning this avocation generally make several mistakes. It is alright 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 business can end up being a disaster. It can lead to some loss of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller quantity of honey harvested to start 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 equipment and old books on beekeeping. This is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. Buying used old and equipment beekeeping books isn’t a good thought, although it is clear that one would desire to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide info that is dated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are better and more rapid means to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective equipment when managing the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a certain thing seems overly pricey, constantly think about the ending cost ( in case that they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the individual to determine the best course of action.