By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
“My son, eat honey, for it is good; Let its sweet drops be on your palate.” Proverbs 24:13 (The Israel Bible™)
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves the gear that is needed and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation usually make several errors. It is ok to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start a beekeeping company or avocation can prove to be a calamity. It often leads to a lack of your bees and money. Since most bees expire during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to purchase a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more money. Autumn is another inferior time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, thus a smaller number of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This is a standard error made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would need to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping novels isn’t a great thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would definitely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling company. Second, info that is outdated can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are quicker and better ways manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. He/she’ll most likely 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 collecting 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 blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a professional beekeeper. If buying a particular item appears too pricey, consistently consider the ending cost (if they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the individual to determine the best strategy.