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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally includes the gear that is needed and buying bees. Yet, some people who are starting this avocation normally make a few errors. It is okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three mistakes 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 can lead to a lack of cash and your bees. Since most bees perish during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another poor time since you will find fewer flowers, hence a smaller quantity of honey picked to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This really is a typical mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is understandable that one would want to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping books is not a good thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. 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 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 Second, information that is outdated can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are quicker and better ways to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three mistakes are presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult an expert beekeeper. If purchasing a certain item seems too expensive, always think about the ending price (if they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the person to decide the best course of action.