Tips for Getting Started in Beekeeping (Video)

Interested in beekeeping, but don’t know where to start? Our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm offer some helpful tips and tricks to help you get your hive buzzing.

From Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has been serving the beekeeping community since 1977. Throughout our years of helping beekeepers succeed, we realize that starting this exciting hobby can be daunting. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm wants to alleviate the stress of not knowing where to begin. This video will explain the first steps to take along with the equipment you need to get started.

Get Started the Right Way

One thing that we advocate to all beginners is to be educated. Shane Gebauer, president of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, discusses four key details to be mindful of before you make the investment of a beekeeping beginner’s kit. Check your town or local commission for any ordinances or restrictions; become educated and join a bee association; understand the difference between a package of bees and a NUC; and know the size hive you want to maintain.

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