Swarm Trap Success
I am loving the beekeeping. 2 swarms caught and hived in 2 weeks. It feels like creating something from nothing. Quite magical.
I set up three swarm traps with pheromone lures in the middle of May and a month later, one of them has now attracted a swarm.
The photo and video below look like a big swarm, but in the end they could all fit into a 2 litre ice cream tub. How many bees is that? 5,000?. Still “A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon&… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves buying bees and the needed gear. However, some people who are beginning this hobby generally make a few errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact 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 calamity. It can lead to a lack of cash and your bees. Since most bees die during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey picked to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of flowers that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This really is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is understandable that one would need to cut costs as much as possible, but purchasing used gear and old beekeeping publications isn’t a good thought. First, used gear 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. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, info that is outdated can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and more rapid ways manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely 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 collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a professional beekeeper. If buying a particular thing seems overly pricey, consistently consider the end price (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the individual to decide the best strategy.