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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally includes purchasing bees and the needed equipment. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make a few blunders. It is ok to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start a beekeeping business or hobby can prove to be a disaster. It often leads to some lack of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees die during the wintertime. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another inferior time since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller number of honey picked to begin 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 is a common error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and equipment beekeeping books isn’t a good thought. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide info that is dated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and faster methods to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. If one does not wear protective equipment when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills.
These three errors have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It’s a good idea to consult an expert beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing appears too expensive, consistently consider the end price (if they do not 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.