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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping normally includes the needed gear and purchasing bees. However, some individuals who are beginning this avocation normally make a few mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping business or hobby can prove to be a catastrophe. It can lead to some loss of your bees and money. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees die during winter months. This would compel a beekeeper to buy a fresh batch of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another inferior time to start beekeeping, since you will find fewer flowers, thus 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 lots of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This can be a common error made by many beginning beekeepers. Purchasing used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a great idea, although it’s clear that one would want to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would certainly impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to start a honey-selling company. Second, old novels can provide dated information on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are more rapid and better means to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective gear. Think about this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and gathering the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors happen to be presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It truly is best to consult a professional beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item appears overly pricey, always think about the end price ( in case that they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it’s up to the individual to decide the best strategy.