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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping normally includes buying bees and the equipment that is needed. However, some people who are starting this avocation normally make a few errors. It’s ok to make mistakes, and this article can help new beekeepers prevent making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three errors which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping business or hobby can prove to be a disaster. It may lead to some lack of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees die during the winter. This would induce a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another lousy time since there are fewer flowers, thus a smaller quantity of honey picked, to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are loads of blooms that are blooming.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This can be a familiar mistake made by many start beekeepers. Buying used equipment and old beekeeping books is not a good thought, although it is understandable that one would want to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” problems. The extractor factory outlet might have a leak, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal situation especially if a beekeeper is intending to begin a honey-selling company. Second, out-of-date information can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are quicker and better means production honey and to maintain beehives.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when managing the hives and collecting the honeycombs, he/she will come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers avert having to pay medical bills.
These three mistakes are presented here to help future beekeepers avoid them. It’s a good idea to consult with a specialist beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If buying a certain item seems overly high-priced, constantly consider the end cost ( in case that they do not purchase this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it’s up to the person to determine the best course of action.