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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically involves purchasing bees and the needed equipment. Yet, some people who are starting this avocation usually make a few errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to a loss of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees die during the winter. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, so a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This is a typical error made by many beginning beekeepers. Buying used gear and old beekeeping books is not a great thought, although it’s clear that one would desire to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t 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 particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, aged info can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are more rapid and better ways to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It truly is best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain item appears too high-priced, consistently consider the end cost ( in case that they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it’s up to the person to determine the best course of action.