5 Things That Improved My Sanity This Week

Source: http://www.talkingwithbees.com/5-things-that-improved-my-sanity-this-week

It’s been a good week and this is why – in order of what cheered me up the most:

I discovered the bees were alive (phew)
The sun has started to make an appearance
I got into the allotment, did some digging and planted some seeds
I bought an assembled brood box and stand (and saved myself a day)
I bought some new work shoes …

for £21 – half the price I though I’d have to pay
from my local corner shop – so I didn’t need to go into town
and t… Read More

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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves the equipment that is needed and buying bees. However, some people who are starting this hobby usually make a few mistakes. It’s alright to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have previously.

Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:

1. Not understanding the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping business can prove to be a catastrophe. It can lead to some loss of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees expire during winter months. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another poor time since there are fewer flowers, hence a smaller amount of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are plenty of flowers that are blooming.

2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This really is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping novels is not a great idea, although it is understandable that one would need to save money as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can supply info that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid means to keep beehives and fabrication honey.

3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills.

These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional beekeeper. If purchasing a particular thing appears overly expensive, constantly think about the end cost (if they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the person to determine the best strategy.

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