Unseen Pollinators

Source: https://badbeekeepingblog.com/2017/11/12/unseen-pollinators/

If you are interested in ecology (and especially pollination), there’s a great piece you’ll want to read on Jeff Ollerton’s website. Dr Ollerton (University of Northampton) has just released a comprehensive paper on pollinator diversity in Annual Review … Read More

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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically includes the equipment that is needed and buying bees. However, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make several mistakes. It’s alright to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have in the past.

Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:

1. Not knowing the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can prove to be a disaster. It may lead to some loss of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during the wintertime. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, hence a smaller amount of honey picked. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.

2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. That is a common error made by many start beekeepers. Buying used old and equipment beekeeping novels is not a great idea, although it is understandable that one would desire to save money as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory 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 particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, old books can supply info that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are more rapid and better methods manufacture honey and to keep beehives.

3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective gear when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills.

These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper. If buying a particular thing seems too pricey, always think about the end price ( in case that they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to decide the best course of action.

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