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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually includes purchasing bees and the equipment that is needed. Yet, some people who are beginning this avocation generally make a few mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have before.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should prevent:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping business or hobby can end up being a catastrophe. It can lead to a lack of money and your bees. Since most bees die during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to start. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Autumn is another poor time to begin beekeeping, since there are fewer flowers, so a smaller amount of honey harvested. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are plenty of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. This is a standard error made by many start beekeepers. Purchasing used old and equipment beekeeping books isn’t a good thought, although it is understandable that one would need to conserve money as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “familial” difficulties. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife mightn’t be sharp enough to uncap all the wax in one go. This would surely affect the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling business. Second, old novels can provide information that is outdated on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional approach when there are better and quicker ways to maintain beehives and manufacture honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think relating to this. If one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and amassing the honeycombs, he/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers. Protective gear is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three errors have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult a specialist beekeeper. If purchasing a particular item seems overly expensive, always think about the ending price (if they don’t buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). In the end, it is up to the person to determine the best course of action.