Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik
Ukhrul, November 02 2017: Many may balk at this but to the people of Ukhrul (As with probably all the tribals of Manipur and the North East in India), bee larvae is today a menu on the rich man’s table with each piece costing at least Rs 15-20 ($.30 – $.40) .
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Beekeeping, like every other activity, has its own dos and don’ts. Start beekeeping generally includes the gear that is needed and buying bees. Nonetheless, some individuals who are starting this avocation generally make a few errors. It is alright to make mistakes, and also this post can help new beekeepers avoid making the same mistakes others have in the past.
Here are three mistakes which every beekeeper should avert:
1. Not knowing the best time to start avocation or a beekeeping business can prove to be a disaster. It can lead to a loss of your bees and cash. Since most bees perish during winter months, winter is the worst possible time to begin. This would drive a beekeeper to buy a brand new batch of bees, which would be more expensive cash. Fall is another inferior time since there are fewer flowers, thus a smaller amount of honey picked, to begin beekeeping. The best time to start beekeeping is during summer, which will be the time of the year where there are lots of blooming blooms.
2. Buying used equipment and old books. That is a common mistake made by many start beekeepers. It’s clear that one would want to cut costs as much as possible, but buying used old and equipment beekeeping novels isn’t a great thought. 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. This would definitely impact the quality of one’s honey, which isn’t an ideal scenario especially if a beekeeper is planning to start a honey-selling company. Second, information that is out-of-date can be provided by old books on beekeeping. One might be stuck using the traditional method when there are better and more rapid methods production honey and to keep beehives.
3. Refraining from purchasing protective equipment. Think relating to this. He/she’ll most likely come out as a pincushion with all the bee stingers stuck to their body, if one doesn’t wear protective equipment when handling the hives and collecting the honeycombs. Protective equipment is not cheap, yes, but it will help beekeepers prevent having to pay medical bills.
These three mistakes have been presented here to help they are avoided by future beekeepers. Before getting started beekeeping, it’s best to consult with a professional beekeeper. If buying a certain thing appears too high-priced, always consider the end price (if they do not buy this thing now, will it cost them more later on?). Finally, it’s up to the person to decide the best strategy.