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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping typically includes buying bees and the needed equipment. Yet, some people who are beginning this hobby usually make several errors. It is acceptable 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 understanding the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can end up being a catastrophe. It often leads to a loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees perish during the wintertime, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would force a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another inferior time since you will find fewer flowers, consequently a smaller number of honey harvested, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. This really is a familiar error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used gear and old beekeeping books is not a good idea. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling company. Second, dated information can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are faster and better means to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders have been presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If buying a particular item appears too pricey, consistently consider the ending price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the individual to determine the best course of action.