Are You A Social Bee Or Solitary Bee?
Confession. After a day with my wife, my toddler and my four month old son, I sometimes feel an incredible urge to do a bee inspection. After dealing with Peppa Pig, a newborn crying and my wife’s ‘helpful feedback’, the sound of 50,000 buzzing bees suddenly seems like calming silence.
And I wonder how many of us are attracted to beekeeping, not simply because it gets us back to nature or because we relish the challenge of making… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically involves the gear that is needed and buying bees. Yet, some individuals who are starting this avocation normally 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 in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping company can end up being a catastrophe. It can lead to a loss of your bees and money. Since most bees perish during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a brand new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, thus a smaller quantity of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used gear and old books. That is a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books is not a great thought, although it’s clear that one would need to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide dated info on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are better and quicker methods production honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. 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 gear when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It is best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain item appears overly high-priced, constantly think about the ending cost ( in case that they don’t purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it truly is up to the individual to determine the best course of action.