Re: New Guy Thinking About Beekeeping
Start with NUC's, I am just finishing my first year and to say the least I learned a ton. I was just like you last year at this time contemplating getting bee's. I just one night decided I am getting bee's, my wife looked at me and said "your what? are you crazy?" I found a beek a few miles from here and ordered three NUC's for spring delivery. I have never regreted that decision, they are amazing to just sit and watch, I spent hours just watching them come and go from the hive. And today my patience paid off, I pulled two full frames of honey from my strongest hive and it is draining into a pan right now. It is like anything you grow or raise yourself, it is the very best you have ever tasted. I tasted some as it was draining and it is without a doubt the VERY BEST TASTING HONEY I HAVE EVER HAD! While working the hive, you will find burr comb that is full of honey, scrape it off and save it in a container. When your done pop the whole thing in your mouth wax and all and chew it like gum, the taste is indescribable delicious!
Take my word, stop thinking about it and just do it!
Gentleman farmer/9 year Bee Keeper