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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes buying bees and the needed gear. However, some people who are beginning this avocation generally make several errors. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin hobby or a beekeeping business can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to a lack of your bees and money. Since most bees die during the winter winter is the worst possible time to start. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer flowers, thus a smaller amount of honey harvested to begin beekeeping. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooming flowers.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. That is a standard mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping publications is not a great thought, although it’s understandable that one would need to save money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling business. Second, info that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are more rapid and better means to maintain beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s best to consult an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing appears too high-priced, always consider the end cost (if they do not purchase this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the person to decide the best strategy.