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My 15 year old son wants to raise bees so I'm learning right along with him. He actually returned an Xbox to Game Stop to get the $$ to get started.

Do you guys recommend he start with 1 or 2 hives?
 

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Hello and welcome!

Chester County - I have an uncle out that way, in Media.

Beekeeping is a great hobby for you and your son to share. Start reading! Check your local library for books & videos. Check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum: there are many great suggestions covering the basics.

Get involved with a local beekeeping club. Clubs often offer classes for beginners and are great places to find mentors and get connected to local beekeepers. Much of beekeeping is "location-specific", and so the local guys can help with what works best in your area.
http://www.pastatebeekeepers.org/Reports/Map/Contacts and Inspectors.htm#
 
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