By: Clarence Collison
Proteinaceous Larval Jelly
Royal jelly is a part of the diet of honey bee larvae and it plays a major role in caste differentiation.
The development of a honey bee larva depends on a complex proteinaceous secretion of the cephalic (relating to the hea… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally involves buying bees and the needed gear. Nevertheless, some people who are beginning this hobby generally make several mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact 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 may lead to a loss of your bees and money. Since most bees die during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would induce a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another inferior time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, hence a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This can be a common mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It is understandable that one would want to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a great thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can provide information that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are faster and better methods to maintain beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think relating to this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective gear when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a certain item appears overly high-priced, always think about the ending price (if they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it truly is up to the individual to determine the best course of action.