By: Jessica Dally
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes the equipment that is needed and purchasing bees. However, some people who are starting this hobby usually make a few blunders. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to start a beekeeping company or hobby can prove to be a catastrophe. It often leads to a loss of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during the wintertime. This would force a beekeeper to buy a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Autumn is another poor time since there are fewer blooms, thus a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. This is a typical mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would need to cut costs as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books isn’t a great idea. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide info that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and faster ways to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think relating to this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It is best to consult an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item looks too pricey, always think about the end price (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the individual to decide the best strategy.