Why keep bees?
Honeybees are one of Elohim's amazing creatures! The keeping and studying of honeybees is very addictive so be careful! Honeybees are important pollinators of many flowering plants. If you would like to help your garden and neighborhood consider keeping a couple of colonies. As honeybees gather pollen and nectar they pollinate nearby crops, fields and gardens. An established honeybee colony can produce excess honey, sometimes 30-50lbs or more!
Add beauty and function to your garden
When to Start?
Most everyone will tell you to start in the Spring and that is true. However the best time to start is now! Start reading, start preparing, get your supplies and plan together now. You will find that once spring is sprung you will have a hard time locating equipment and may miss out on acquiring a package of bees. The best time to work on your plan, acquire and assemble equipment is in the fall & winter. Once the bees start buzzing you may find that suppliers are back ordered, packaged bees are sold out and experienced beekeepers may be in the fields or their apiaries knee deep in work.
What equipment do I need?
We provide a fully assemble Starter Kit for those interested in becoming new beekeepers. Our standard starter kit includes everything you need to get started other than the bees themselves.
The kit contains a bottom board, 2 deep brood chambers, 20 deep wood frames with wax coated plastic foundation, 1 medium honey super, 10 medium wood frames with wax coated plastic foundation, inner cover, telescoping cover, queen excluder, boardman entrance feeder, stainless steel smoker with fuel, hive tool, bee brush, helmet with veil, gloves and an instructional book (The Beekeepers Handbook 4th Edition).