By Abigail Klein Leichman September 13, 2017, 9:00 am
A bee in the Benjamin Triwaks Bee Research Center in Rehovot.
Photo by Shlomi Zarchin
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally includes buying bees and the gear that is needed. However, some individuals who are starting this hobby generally make a few mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes, which article can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping business or avocation can prove to be a catastrophe. It can lead to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees perish during the winter winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another inferior time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used gear and old books. That is a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping books isn’t a great thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. 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 surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, information that is outdated can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are faster and better means to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective equipment when managing the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a certain thing appears overly pricey, constantly consider the ending cost (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it truly is up to the person to decide the best strategy.