Beginning Beekeeping

Beginning Beekeeping Resources

 

 

So you are considering becoming a Beekeeper.  It is a wonderful hobby which will get you in touch with nature and these wonderful creatures.  It is challenging but not overwhelmingly so. The benefits are numerous to you and to your immediate environment.  Here is where to start.

First read the following articles:

What is Beekeeping LINK

Five questions to ask if you are considering Beekeeping LINK

Ten steps to start Beekeeping LINK

As the Ten Steps mention, the best move you can make is to join a local Beekeepers Association.  By doing so you will find some very helpful folks who are eager to share knowledge and help you get started. 

Consider joining Howard County Beekeeping Association LINK and signing up to take one of our classes LINK We meet monthly and have guest speakers.

You should then consider viewing some educational videos about Bees LINK and some videos about Beginning Beekeeping LINK They will give you a graphic view of basic beekeeping functions.

FAQ About Beekeeping LINK

Components of a Hive- Description of a hive and its components LINK

We also have a Glossary of Beekeeping Terminology LINK. Don’t spend  too much time studying them, understanding will come with time.  But this is a good resource for further reference.

Here is a list of the Five tools you will need to be a Beekeeper LINK

Lastly, if you become a member of HCBA you will get access to the slides of our latest Beginning Beekeeping 5 session course which took place in February 2018 LINK

Best of Luck, We hope to see you soon!


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