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Greedy bees. I take an early harvest (4 August), I leave them all their uncapped stores and let them clean up the cappings to see them though the winter and it turns out they’ve gobbled the lot by early September!
Perhaps there’s not much forage around, maybe the colonies are still getting established or maybe they are just like their keeper – greedy!
Time for me to get on my apron and get in the kitchen. The last time I fed the bees my … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes buying bees and the needed gear. However, some people who are beginning this hobby normally make a few blunders. It is okay to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It can lead to a lack of your bees and cash. Since most bees expire during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another inferior time since there are fewer blooms, hence a smaller amount of honey picked to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This really is a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. Buying used old and gear beekeeping books isn’t a good idea, although it’s clear that one would need to cut costs 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 certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, info that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are better and quicker methods to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. If one does not wear protective gear when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It truly is best to consult an expert beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain item seems overly expensive, always consider the ending cost ( in case that they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it truly is up to the person to decide the best course of action.