I've been working our beehives this spring in preparation for our honey flows this year. We had 4 hives going into spring, did one split and have purchased 2 additional NUCs, giving us a total of 7 hives this year.
I just found out about a new type of bottom board called the Freeman Beetle...
I have been considering getting into bee keeping next year and have been reading a little about it online and watching some videos. I plan to join my local bee keepers association and register with the state (PA). I also am going to attend a seminar at a university about 2 hours...
I'm going to get one bee hive.
I don't want to do this in a big way. Anyone use one of these companies or do you have a company you can recommend to get a starter kit and hive?
There's nothing around my place so it's going to be a mail order.
I've 3 catalogs: