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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally involves the needed equipment and buying bees. However, some people who are starting this avocation generally make a few errors. It’s alright to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start a beekeeping company or hobby can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to some loss of your bees and money. Since most bees die during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer blooms, thus a smaller quantity of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. This can be a typical mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to cut costs as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping books is not a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can provide information that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are more rapid and better means manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about 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 not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular thing looks overly expensive, consistently think about the ending price ( in case that they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it truly is up to the individual to determine the best strategy.