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Beekeeping Basics. Introduction to modern beekeeping. Beekeeping Basics. Knowledge of bee science Knowledge of bee botany Familiarity with modern agriculture Some elementary economics Tolls & ability to work with wood Ability to keep vehicles running + .

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beekeeping basics

Beekeeping Basics

Introduction to modern beekeeping

beekeeping basics1
Beekeeping Basics
  • Knowledge of bee science
  • Knowledge of bee botany
  • Familiarity with modern agriculture
  • Some elementary economics
  • Tolls & ability to work with wood
  • Ability to keep vehicles running

+

beekeeping basics2
Beekeeping Basics
  • Knowledge of bee science
  • Knowledge of bee botany
  • Familiarity with modern agriculture
  • Some elementary economics
  • Tolls & ability to work with wood
  • Ability to keep vehicles running

Fortitude to take bee stings

personal equipment
Personal equipment
  • bee veil
  • coveralls
    • some include veil
  • velcro (or elastic)

straps

  • gloves
  • boots

+

It is important to feel comfortable & concentrate

on inspection not to fear next sting!

personal equipment1
Personal equipment
  • bee veil
  • coveralls (including veil)
  • velcro (or elastic) straps
  • gloves
  • boots
  • smoker
  • hive tool (or frame lifter)

+

Courage!!

the hive
The Hive

- Hive stand

- bottom board

w/ entrance

- brood boxes

- supers

- covers

Brushy Mountain Bee Supply Catalogue

location location location
Location...location...location
  • Bee considerations
      • weather
      • food resources (flowering plants)
      • water
      • sunlight
  • Beekeeper considerations
      • close to home/work
      • available year round
      • secluded yet accessible
      • good resources close-by
      • adequate space/storage space