A page for beginners
If you interested in keeping bees, contact us by email.
We'll talk you through it!
And attend our annual bee school.
Here are a few things that new beekeepers acquire to get started:
2 Hive Bodies (deep) or one deep & one medium or 3 Mediums
10 frames per hive body- wedge top/ grooved bottom
foundation for each frame
Screened Bottom board
Telescoping cover with metal cover
Honey supers (2)
10 frames for honey super- wedge top/grooved bottom
foundation for each frame in supers
A hive stand ( for 13 to 16 inches off the ground)
These items are all needed for one bee colony
Deeps are 9 5/8
Mediums are 6 5/8
These are the items we recommend any or all can be changed to suit what works for you this is what most use and will get you started
Jacket/Veil Combo or Full Suit
Feeder ( this can be made at home)
Beginners Bee School
Bees need to be ordered as soon as possible (Dec/Jan/Feb) to assure that they are available