Beginning about two months ago, I began getting strange emails about the disappearance of pure honey. These messages were coming from consumers of honey, not beekeepers, and they mystified me. Here is an example of an email from last week: Could you please tell me where I can get pure honey without sugar syrup? I […] Read more
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally includes the gear that is needed and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this avocation usually make a few errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, which post can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a calamity. It may lead to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees die during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would force a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another poor time since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This can be a standard mistake made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping novels is not a good thought, although it’s understandable that one would need to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” 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 surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, information that is dated can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are more rapid and better methods to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avoid spending medical bills.
These three errors happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s a good idea to consult with an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain thing seems overly pricey, always think about the end cost ( in case that they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it is up to the individual to decide the best strategy.