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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically includes purchasing bees and the needed gear. Yet, some people who are beginning this avocation usually make a few blunders. It’s ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making precisely the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It often leads to some loss of your bees and money. Since most bees die during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another lousy time since there are fewer flowers, hence a smaller quantity of honey picked to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This can be a common mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would need to save money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping books isn’t a great thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” 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 definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, information that is aged can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are faster and better methods manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one does not wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders have been presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If buying a certain thing seems overly pricey, always think about the ending cost (if they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it truly is up to the person to decide the best course of action.