Bee Sting – Face Swollen, Eye Closed
Don’t worry Dear Reader, not me, my Dad!
The honeybees I caught in the swarm trap must have left some pheromones on the roof of my parents shed and about 100 bees were hanging around their back garden the next day. I think Dad has been getting over-confident with bees and this time he got too close.
Usually, when Dad gets stung, he hardly reacts, like some of the beekeepers on YouTube clips without any protective gear. Howeve… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally includes buying bees and the gear that is needed. Yet, some individuals who are starting this hobby generally make several errors. It’s ok to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping company or hobby can prove to be a catastrophe. It can lead to a loss of money and your bees. Since most bees perish during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey harvested to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. This is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. Buying used gear and old beekeeping publications is not a great thought, although it’s understandable that one would need to conserve money as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can supply info that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are better and quicker means manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. If one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular thing appears too high-priced, constantly think about the ending price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the individual to decide the best plan of action.