Thank you for your quick reply. I will start reading first and certainly look up the closest club. Don’t have any idea the names you are using, so I sure do need to learn more.Hi, Afbennett - I'm a newbee, like you. I'll be getting my bees this coming spring. The best thing I did when I first started looking into beekeeping is join my local (for me, nothing is local... so I should say 'closest') Beekeeper's Association. You can find the closest to you by searching for your States Beekeeper's Association. Next, read read read read read. . .there are so many very good books out there on beekeeping. I bet you'll find the highest rated if you will do a search on this forum.
I had a little longer to go before I got to the place where I could reasonably buy my bees as cannot work the Langstroth hives (the lifting) so I had to do some research to find what I could work. I've purchased 4 Slovenian Hives and 2 nucs and hopefully will get two Layens hives in the next year or so. My point is that there is a lot to consider with bees and how you will care for them, so my best two cents worth (with as little as I actually know) is don't be afraid to take your time and educate yourself and find out to the best of your ability what will work best for you and your bees.
Good luck to you!
It's nice to meet you, Ann. I used to live in Jacksonville when I was a kid (Dad stationed at the Jacksonville Air Station) and I lived in Altamont Springs (outside of Orlando) 14 years ago. I miss Florida.Thank you for your quick reply. I will start reading first and certainly look up the closest club. Don’t have any idea the names you are using, so I sure do need to learn more.
thank you. Stay in touch and let me learn from what you are doing!
Hi AnnI want to learn how to create and keep a hive. I live on Lake Rosa in Melrose off Mason rd and Hwy 26. Would like to join the club and get to know others.