By: Frank Mortimer, Jr.
As president of the Northeast NJ Beekeepers Association, I am actively engaged in educating the general public about the importance of honey bees. One cannot underestimate the value of this function at a time when the survival and continuance of honey bees is in jeopardy.
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically involves purchasing bees and the gear that is needed. However, some individuals who are beginning this hobby usually make a few blunders. It is acceptable to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers prevent making precisely the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or hobby can end up being a disaster. It may lead to a lack of your bees and money. Since most bees die during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to start. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another poor time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, so a smaller quantity of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This really is a common error made by many start beekeepers. It is clear that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but buying used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a great thought. 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 in one go. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling business. Second, information that is dated can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid means to maintain beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular thing seems too expensive, consistently consider the end price (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the person to decide the best course of action.