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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes the needed equipment and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are beginning this avocation generally make several blunders. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to a loss of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees expire during the winter. This would force a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another lousy time since there are fewer blooms, thus a smaller quantity of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are plenty of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. That is a common error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a good idea, although it’s understandable that one would need to cut costs as much as possible. First, used equipment can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling business. Second, information that is out-of-date can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are better and more rapid means to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. It’s a good idea to consult a professional beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain item seems overly pricey, consistently think about the ending cost (if they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the individual to determine the best course of action.