Here’s a quick go I had at producing an infographic using the free infographic creation website Piktochart. I was trying to present a few figures that give a quick overview of the UK’s bees and beekeepers – without including so many that it becomes overwhelming. I found most of the numbers via the House of Commons Library debate pack – The UK bee population.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally includes purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. However, some individuals who are starting this hobby usually make several mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making precisely the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can end up being a catastrophe. 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 purchase a brand new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another lousy time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. This is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is clear that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and equipment beekeeping novels is not a good thought. First, used equipment 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 certainly affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, dated information can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are quicker and better means to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. If one does not wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It truly is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular thing seems too high-priced, consistently think about the ending price (if they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the individual to determine the best plan of action.