So, you think you want to be a beekeeper?
Becoming a beekeeper is easy – keeping bees is not.
Follow these steps before you decide
You will learn much of what you need here on our blog so, stay tuned.
These are the two most recommended books for beginners-
Pick one book to read and start there. Beekeeping is an old profession but there are many methods in practice and because of this, there are differing opinions. Use your own judgment.
Do you have what it takes to keep bees? Watch a few youtube videos about beekeeping before making the leap.
Purchase a bee hive or get Plans to Build your own Beehive
Free plans for building a Langstroth hive the old fashioned way are available from Bee Culture Magazine
you will need to plant some flowers nearby to keep your bees close to home or find an alternative way to feed them inside the hive.
” Plant a Bee Garden – Create an oasis for bees and other pollinators”
Learn which plants are best for your bees
Now you are ready to start keeping bees.