EFEAgro | translated by Paola Tamma
Bees are the main pollinators in most ecosystems, and have thus a crucial if often overlooked role in the food chain.
Honey production in Spain dropped 4.08% last year, the country’s agriculture ministry warned. A decline in bees, which pollinate between 5% and 8% of global food production, poses a serious threat the food chain. EURACTIV’s partner EFEagro reports.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally includes the equipment that is needed and purchasing bees. Nevertheless, some people who are starting this avocation generally make a few blunders. It is alright to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a disaster. It can lead to a lack of your bees and money. Since most bees perish during winter months winter is the worst possible time to start. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a fresh batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time since you will find fewer blooms, hence a smaller quantity of honey picked, to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of flowers that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books. That is a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would desire to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping novels isn’t a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. 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 scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can provide outdated information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are more rapid and better means to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one does not wear protective gear when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It’s best to consult a professional beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular item appears overly pricey, always think about the ending price ( in case that they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it’s up to the individual to determine the best strategy.