NEWBEES

A page for beginners

Here are a few things to help new beekeepers to get started

if help is needed look under contacts

Supplies Needed

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

Entrance Reducer

Inner cover

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 

 

Protection/Equipment

Veil

Gloves

Hive Tool

Jacket/Veil Combo or Full Suit 

Smoker

Feeder ( this can be made at home)

Instruction

Beginners Bee School 

A Mentor

Books 

Video's

Bees

Bees need to be ordered as soon as possible (Dec/Jan/Feb) to assure that they are available