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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally includes buying bees and the gear that is needed. Yet, some people who are starting this hobby normally make a few errors. It is okay to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making exactly the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to some lack of your bees and cash. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees die during the wintertime. This would induce a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another lousy time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, so a smaller number of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This can be a familiar error made by many start beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to cut costs as much as possible, but purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books isn’t a great thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling business. Second, outdated info can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are more rapid and better ways manufacture honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three mistakes are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult an expert beekeeper. If buying a particular item looks overly high-priced, always consider the ending price ( in case that they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to decide the best plan of action.