Are you getting excited about the prospect of harvesting honey? Other beekeepers are and a few have asked me about my honey jar labels. Like-minded, local beekeeper types. It got me thinking…
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It’s a label that says the honey is locally and independently produced as well as standing out from the crowd. It also directs people to this website which will profile each of … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves purchasing bees and the needed gear. However, some individuals who are beginning this avocation normally make a few errors. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making precisely the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to a lack of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees perish during the winter. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another inferior time since you will find fewer blooms, hence a smaller number 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 lots of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This is a typical error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping publications isn’t a great thought, although it is understandable that one would want to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “familial” 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 certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can provide info that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are faster and better ways manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult with an expert beekeeper. If purchasing a certain thing looks too expensive, always think about the end cost (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.