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How do I keep Bees? Some people say bees keep us! Depending on your energy & interest level, beekeeping can be challenging & fun, relaxing & rewarding, interesting & educational. But for most of us, it's a wonderful combination of it all!
Where do I keep Bees? Hives look a little different these days, but typically, they consist of a bottom board, 2 deep hive bodies with 10 frames & foundation in each box, an inner cover & lid.
What do bees like to eat? The bees collect nectar & pollen from flowers and turn it into Royal Jelly & Bee Bread. Here's a list of flowers to plant but don't hold back on planting fruit trees & berry bushes! Borage - Lemon Balm - Bachelor Buttons White Clover- Trefoil-Cat Mint -Sedum The list is LONG!
How much does it cost to get started? Like most things, you can spend alot but we like to try to make it as reasonable as possible.
Where do I get my supplies? Well, we hope you'll always come to us first, but we can also help locate what you're looking for.
There's a HUGE swarm of bees hanging from my fence post!! What do I do!? Most beekeepers have experience catching swarms, but check your state's Beekeepers Associations website for a list of swarm catchers. And you can always check with us!
Do Bees have "Enemies"? Unfortunately,they do. And they aren't always bears! Skunks, mice, hornets & wasps are on the list.
I'd like to have bees for my fruit trees but I don't want to be a beekeeper...is there a way to do that? Most beekeepers love to share so reach out to the state or local association for beekeepers near you.
Should I join a club? ABSOLUTELY!! www.vermontbeekeepers.org This site offers a buzz-load of club locations, workshops, mentors, articles & other good stuff! Click the link & take a look! Join today!