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27
Jan
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Educational Resources

20
Jan
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Value of Honey Bees

20
Jan
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Honey Bee Biology

23
Nov
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Beginning Beekeeping

There are several different ways of getting started in beekeeping: buying package bees; purchasing a nucleus (nuc) colony; buying established colonies; collecting swarms; and taking bees out of tree and/or wall cavities. We recommend novices start with either a package(s) or nucleus colony(ies). However, you should be careful when purchasing nucs (and established colonies) because you might be buying other beekeepers’ problems such as disease or non-standard equipment. Collecting swarms and transferring bees is more difficult and not recommended for the beginner without the assistance of a more experienced beekeeper. The best time to start with bees is in the spring or early summer.

23
Nov
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Native Pollinators

Discover the benefits of bees and how they help local ecosystems.

23
Nov
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Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Click here to see articles on CCD and its effects on beekeeping nationwide.