Over the years my blog has led to many unexpected opportunities and serendipitous meetings. This has happened yet again since moving to Cornwall – the editor of Cornwall Today came across my blog and now I feature in this month’s issue.
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves the equipment that is needed and purchasing bees. Yet, some individuals who are beginning this avocation normally make several mistakes. It is acceptable to make mistakes, which article can help new beekeepers prevent making the exact same mistakes others have before.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not knowing the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping company can prove to be a calamity. It may lead to some lack of money and your bees. Since most bees perish during the winter, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a brand new mountain of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another poor time since there are fewer blooms, thus a smaller number of honey picked, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming blooms.
2. Purchasing used equipment and old books. This is a familiar mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. Buying used old and equipment beekeeping novels is not a good thought, although it is understandable that one would want to cut costs as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” difficulties. The extractor outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, info that is dated can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are better and more rapid means to maintain beehives and fabrication honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. 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 gear when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers avert spending medical bills.
These three errors happen to be 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 thing seems overly high-priced, consistently think about the end price ( in case that they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.