BBC Radio Gloucestershire Interview
Out of the blue I got an email last week from BBC Radio Gloucestershire who were wanting to interview local bloggers, understand their motivations and how they keep-up the momentum. It went out as “near-live” yesterday:
Conversation / interview with a New Zealand beekeeper and podcaster: Kiwimana Podcast
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally includes the gear that is needed and buying bees. However, some people who are starting this avocation usually make a few errors. It’s ok to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping business can end up being a catastrophe. It can lead to a lack of cash and your bees. Since most bees die during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer blooms, hence a smaller number of honey picked, 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 blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. That is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is understandable that one would need to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping novels isn’t a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” difficulties. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide aged info on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are more rapid and better methods manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will 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 accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s best to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular item looks overly high-priced, constantly think about the end cost (if they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.