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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 buying bees. However, some people who are starting this hobby generally make several mistakes. It is ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making exactly the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to begin avocation or a beekeeping business can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to some loss of money and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees expire during the winter. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would cost more money. Autumn is another poor time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, consequently a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which can be the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Purchasing used gear and old books. This is a standard mistake made by many beginning beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would desire to save money as much as possible, but buying used gear and old beekeeping books isn’t a great idea. First, used equipment can come with “familial” issues. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is intending to commence a honey-selling business. Second, information that is aged can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and faster ways production honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers if one does not wear protective gear when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is pricey, yes, but it is going to help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three blunders are presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it truly is best to consult with a specialist beekeeper. If buying a particular thing looks too high-priced, always think about the end price (if they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide the best strategy.