Just a short blog post today…
If you’ve been curious about my voice (which has been described as dull and boring), you have a chance to hear it in its full-depth vibrato. I was in conversation with Gary Fawcett of the inimitable Kiwimana podcast. We chatted about getting into the bee business, producing comb honey, teaching others how to keep bees, and (oh my!) neonics and GMOs.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically includes buying bees and the needed equipment. Nevertheless, some people who are starting this avocation normally make several blunders. It’s ok to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can end up being a disaster. It can lead to some lack of your bees and cash. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees perish during the winter. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another inferior time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, consequently a smaller number of honey harvested. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. That is a typical error made by many beginning beekeepers. It is clear that one would desire to cut costs as much as possible, but buying used equipment and old beekeeping novels isn’t a great thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, information that is aged can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are quicker and better ways fabrication honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing looks overly pricey, consistently think about the ending cost (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it’s up to the person to determine the best strategy.