LOOKING TO SET-UP A BEEHIVE
ON YOUR PERSONAL GARDEN OR PROPERTY?
Maintaining a beehive is an essential way to keep alive the old tradition of beekeeping, learn a new and useful hobby and create delicious, raw and healthy honey and bee products.
To get started:
– Bees in Complete Hive: Buy a BeeHive Complete Colony with Queen & Bees, set it up in your garden, open the hive door and you are good to go!
– Bees in Nuc: If you already have a beehive or if you’re buying one, buy a 5 frames Nuc with Queen and be ready to install your 5 frame Nuc in your BeeHive.
– Package Bees: It is perfect to populate a new hive or repopulate an old beehive. Package bees contains 3lbs of bees and a mated queen.
It is not very active in winter but anyway you don’t want to spend a lot of time in your garden when the weather is awful. Bees start being active in spring and watching them will connect you to all the countryside blooming around you.
You don’t normally pay attention to birds singing in early February but now with the rising of your bees you will. The bee experience is bringing you peace as their schedule is only nature (they start working outside when it’s above 53°F).
It will be a pleasure for you to see your whole family fully equipped with beekeeping outfits in the yard moving toward the apiary. To look at the development of your bee colony is a good introduction to talking about social insects: the structuration of a very well organized community, altruism, but also about pollination.
Without pollinators such as honey bees, we would not have so many fruits or vegetables. Think about your menu without them… So sad! Fortunately, you decided to buy this hive! Along with the seasons you will see your colony growing, you will put supers on top of the hive and look at the bees filling them with nectar.
BREED IN CALIFORNIA
Breed around Mount Diablo, East bay, San Francisco, California
Your garden has bigger and nicer strawberries, your apple tree is full of fruits… Next winter you’ll have to look at cookery books or websites because of this amount of honey and these fruits! Think about jam, apple pies, sweet and sour sauces with honey, honey cakes! Forget about sugar in your tea or coffee, use YOUR honey! Ask your children to draw and design your honey label for the jars.
Your children want to eat sweets and you want them to consume a healthy product instead?
You want an outdoor activity that you can practice together?
You want your family to be connected to nature?
Why don’t you buy bees?