Jumbo Feeder Plus Eke Plus Apiguard
I get the feeling now is a crucial time in my beekeeping year. I have had disastrous winters and I want to get it right this year.
I have 4 colonies, all are 14×12’s, no supers, with ekes for the Apiguard. I put the 2nd dose of Apiguard on today. Two of the hives had no stores so I have added Thick Sugar Syrup.
My key questions: Is it OK to have an eke (where the Apiguard is) and then place a jumbo feeder on top? … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally involves the equipment that is needed and buying bees. Nevertheless, some individuals who are beginning this hobby usually make several errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another lousy time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer blooms, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a typical mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It is understandable that one would desire to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping publications isn’t a good idea. First, used equipment can come with “familial” 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 affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, info that is dated can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and quicker methods fabrication honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a particular thing appears overly high-priced, always think about the ending cost ( in case that they don’t purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the individual to decide the best course of action.