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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves buying bees and the needed equipment. Yet, some individuals who are starting this hobby usually make a few mistakes. It’s alright to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have previously.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin a beekeeping business or avocation can prove to be a catastrophe. It can lead to some lack of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees die during the winter. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another lousy time to start beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to begin beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books on beekeeping. That is a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and gear beekeeping publications is not a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, information that is dated can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are faster and better means fabrication honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective equipment is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It’s a good idea to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item seems too pricey, constantly consider the end price (if they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the long run, it truly is up to the individual to decide the best strategy.