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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally includes the equipment that is needed and buying bees. Yet, some people who are starting this hobby normally make a few mistakes. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to a lack of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees perish during the wintertime. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Autumn is another lousy time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer blooms, consequently a smaller number of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This is a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping novels is not a great idea. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can provide information that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are more rapid and better means manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes are presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a particular item appears too pricey, consistently think about the end price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it truly is up to the person to decide the best strategy.