At Christmas, my daughter gave us a ceramic skep-shaped honey dish with a wooden honey dipper. Oddly enough, this was my first experience with a honey dipper. Although I never paid much attention to them, I thought they were weird. After all, what can a dipper do that a spoon can’t? And now that I’ve […] Read more
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping usually includes the equipment that is needed and purchasing bees. Nevertheless, some people who are starting this hobby normally make a few blunders. It’s ok to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers prevent making exactly 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 a beekeeping business or hobby can prove to be a calamity. It can lead to a lack of money and your bees. Since most bees perish during the wintertime winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would be more expensive money. Fall is another poor time since there are fewer flowers, so a smaller number 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 lots of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. This really is a familiar mistake made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used equipment and old beekeeping books is not a great idea, although it’s clear that one would need to cut costs as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to commence a honey-selling business. Second, information that is out-of-date can be provided by old novels on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are more rapid and better ways to keep beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective gear when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body. Protective gear is pricey, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three blunders happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. It’s best to consult an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item seems too pricey, constantly consider the ending price ( in case that they don’t purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it’s up to the individual to determine the best strategy.