Staff Writer, WAM (Emirates News Agency)
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally includes purchasing bees and the needed gear. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this avocation usually make a few errors. It’s okay to make mistakes, which article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees expire during winter months winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Autumn is another lousy time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller quantity of honey picked. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. This is a standard mistake made by many start beekeepers. It is understandable that one would desire to cut costs as much as possible, but purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping novels is not a good thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old books can provide information that is dated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid means to maintain beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills.
These three mistakes happen to be presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it is best to consult a professional beekeeper. If buying a certain thing looks overly pricey, constantly think about the ending price (if they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.