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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically involves purchasing bees and the gear that is needed. However, some people who are beginning this hobby generally make a few blunders. It’s okay to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can prove to be a catastrophe. It may lead to a loss of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during winter months. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another poor time since you will find fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested to start beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of flowers that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This really is a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It is clear that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and gear beekeeping books is not a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, info that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are faster and better ways to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs, he/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It truly is best to consult an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing seems overly high-priced, consistently think about the end price (if they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it truly is up to the person to decide the best course of action.