The honey bee forager shown below was asleep in my garden this morning. Hanging on to a cold and dewy cosmos, she looked dead. But a couple of flashes from my camera brought her around, and after a few minutes, she flew away. Maybe she just wasn’t into boudoir-type photos. Usually it’s the males Wild […] Read more
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Beekeeping, like every other action, has its own dos and don’ts. Beginning beekeeping usually involves the needed gear and buying bees. Nevertheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation normally make a few blunders. It’s acceptable to make mistakes, and this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three blunders which every beekeeper should avoid:
1. Not understanding the best time to start a beekeeping company or avocation can end up being a disaster. It can lead to a loss of cash and your bees. Winter is the worst possible time to begin, since most bees die during the wintertime. This would compel a beekeeper to purchase a fresh mountain of bees, which would cost more cash. Autumn is another lousy time to begin 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 flowers.
2. Buying used gear and old books on beekeeping. This really is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. Buying used equipment and old beekeeping novels is not a great thought, although it’s understandable that one would desire to cut costs as much as possible. First, used gear can come with “inherited” issues. The extractor factory outlet might have a flow, or the uncapping knife might not be sharp enough to uncap all the wax. This would definitely change the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario particularly if a beekeeper is planning to begin a honey-selling company. Second, old books can supply info that is out-of-date on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the conventional approach when there are more rapid and better ways to keep beehives and production honey.
3. Refraining from buying protective equipment. Think about this. He/she will most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective gear when managing the hives and amassing the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it’ll help beekeepers avoid having to pay medical bills from all the bee stings.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help future beekeepers avert them. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s a good idea to consult an expert beekeeper. If purchasing a certain item appears overly expensive, constantly consider the ending price ( in case that they do not buy this item now, will it cost them more later on?). Ultimately, it is up to the person to decide the best strategy.