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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally involves the needed equipment and purchasing bees. Yet, some individuals who are starting this hobby normally make a few blunders. It is ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making precisely the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It can lead to some loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees expire during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a fresh batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are lots of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. This can be a standard error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books isn’t a great idea, although it is clear that one would desire to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, information that is dated can be provided by old books 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 equipment. 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 handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it will help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. It’s a good idea to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain thing looks too pricey, constantly consider the end cost (if they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.