My name is Daniel and I recently joined Brushy Mountain Bee Farm's team. I have to admit, before I was employed at the Bee Farm, I had no idea what beekeeping consisted of. After reading through catalogs and checking into books, and yes I did read Beekeeping for Dummies, I felt like I had a grasp on what it would to be a beekeeper. After being employed for a month and a half I felt like it was in my best interest to go beyond the books and see what the hype was all about.
This is going to be a blog about Beekeeping from the Beginning. I am starting my first beehive, with no experience at all, and through my blog postings I hope you the reader will gain some insight through any problems that I might run into.
Starting from the very beginning: I placed an order for my Bee Package. I had the option of purchasing a NUC (nucleus hive) that would give me five drawn frames, an already laying queen and a NUC box if I ever needed it for future use. I skipped out on the NUC and went with a package instead because I wanted to start at square one. With my package of bees ordered and ready for pickup at the end of March, I need to get my hive setup before they come.
|English Garden Bee-Ginner's Kit|
- English Garden 8-Frame Bee-Ginner's Kit
- Inner Cover
- Copper Top
- 2 Medium Depth Cypress Supers
- 16 Grooved top/bottom Medium Frames
- I.P.M. Bottom Board
- 16 Sheets 'no hook' Crimp Wire Foundation
- Hatless Veil
- Plastic Gloves
- Brushy Mountain Smoker with fuel
- Bee Brush
- Hive Tool
- Plastic Entrance Feeder
- Beginner's Book
- Instructional DVD
- White Paint and Paint Brush (purchased at Lowe's)