I’ve not been writing lately because life has been busy – we moved into our new home in Truro (Cornwall’s only city, which the tourist board describes as ‘Our Great Little City’, presumably to lower expectations). I’m very lucky to now have my own little quiet back garden. It even has a pond – a water source for bees!
And yet I find myself in two minds about whether to bring hives here.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes purchasing bees and the gear that is needed. However, some people who are starting this avocation normally make several errors. It’s ok to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers prevent making exactly the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to a loss of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees perish during the winter. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer blooms, so a smaller quantity of honey harvested, to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It’s clear that one would desire to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping publications isn’t a great thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” 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 definitely 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, old books can supply information that is aged on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are more rapid and better methods manufacture honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. 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 expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. It is best to consult a specialist beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item looks overly high-priced, always think about the ending price (if they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it’s up to the person to decide the best course of action.