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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes the needed gear and purchasing bees. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this avocation usually make several mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making precisely the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping business or hobby can end up being a calamity. It often leads to some loss of your bees and money. Since most bees perish during the winter winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a new batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another lousy time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, so a smaller quantity of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are loads of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. That is a common mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It is understandable that one would need to save money as much as possible, but purchasing used gear and old beekeeping books is not a good idea. First, used gear can come with “familial” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation particularly if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide out-of-date information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional method when there are faster and better means to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors are presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. It is best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a particular thing looks overly expensive, always think about the ending price (if they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the individual to decide the best plan of action.