Big State, Big Show
By: Ann Harman
Texas is the largest state of the “lower 48.” Alaska is, of course, the largest of all 50 states. Texas, the Lone Star State, was actually a republic before it became a state in 1845. It is over 700 miles east to … Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping typically involves buying bees and the gear that is needed. Nonetheless, some people who are starting this avocation usually make a few mistakes. It is alright to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not knowing the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping business can end up being a disaster. It often leads 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 force a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Fall is another lousy time to begin beekeeping, since you will find 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 loads of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books on beekeeping. This really is a familiar error made by many beginning beekeepers. It is clear that one would need to conserve money as much as possible, but purchasing used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a great thought. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly affect the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling company. Second, dated info can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are quicker and better ways to maintain beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and accumulating the honeycombs. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It is best to consult a specialist beekeeper, before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a certain item appears too high-priced, constantly consider the end cost (if they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the individual to decide the best strategy.