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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes buying bees and the gear that is needed. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation generally make a few errors. 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 mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It can lead to some loss of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees perish during winter months. This would force a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another lousy time since you will find fewer flowers, so a smaller amount of honey harvested, to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. That is a familiar mistake made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping books is not a good idea, although it’s clear that one would need to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide aged information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and faster methods manufacture honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about 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 gear is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills.
These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s best to consult a professional beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain item appears overly expensive, consistently think about the end cost ( in case that they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.