I've got some kinfolk back home that raise bees. Unfortunately, I'm not there to talk to him about bees, so I bring my questions to you fine folks. Im as green as green can be. Basicaly, I think I will run up to clarkson and see if I can locate the kelley company. I need a good book or two and maybe some equipment prices. So there it is. Do you folks think its to late to start from scratch this season?
It ain't good fo you, but it sho do make you smile!
Always a good time to start is in the spring. Don't have high expectations and buy some good books, i.e. Hive and the Honey Bee
Find a good Mentor local, and join the local beekeeping groups.
Hi Martin -
Not too late to start. I always work best under pressure! As long as you can find/get bees, you can make it happen. Now go get your book(s) and equipment and bees.
Good Luck! I am a new beekeeper located in Nashville. If you need help finding equipment or bees you may want to contact Ed Johnson. Ed owns Johnson Honey Farm and is a commercial beekeeper located in Goodlettsville TN - thats about one hour South of Bowling Green on 65. His number is 615 - 859 7253. I met him last weekend at the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association meeting. http://hivetool.com/naba
Thanks for the quick responses fellars. I may just jump on the bee band wagon this spring. That goodlettsville website had an allen county beekeeping page on it, and Allen C. is just up the road a bit.