Two days ago, our apiary inspector announced the unfortunate discovery of the ugly Small Hive Beetle (SHB), species Aethina tumida, in the northern part of our province. I think that this is the first time SHB has been found in Alberta, Canada. Our prairies are a long way north of the… Read More
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping generally involves the needed equipment and buying bees. Nevertheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation usually make several errors. It is acceptable to make mistakes, and also this article can help new beekeepers avoid making the exact same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start hobby or a beekeeping business can end up being a catastrophe. It can lead to some loss of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to start, since most bees die during the wintertime. This would force a beekeeper to purchase a new mountain of bees, which would cost more money. Fall is another inferior time since you will find fewer blooms, so a smaller number of honey picked to start beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which is the time of the year where there are lots of blooming flowers.
2. Buying used gear and old books. This really is a typical error made by many start beekeepers. It’s understandable that one would want to save money as much as possible, but buying used old and gear beekeeping novels is not a good thought. First, used equipment can come with “familial” problems. The extractor outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely impact the quality of one’s honey, which will ben’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling company. Second, old books can provide information that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and faster methods to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. 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 gathering the honeycombs. Protective gear is expensive, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent spending medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers prevent them. It truly is best to consult with an expert beekeeper before getting started beekeeping. If purchasing a particular item seems too pricey, constantly consider the end price ( in case that they don’t buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it truly is up to the person to decide the best course of action.