How Should You Buy Bees? Nucleus Colony VS. Packaged Bees

How Should You Buy Bees? Nucleus Colony VS. Packaged Bees

  It's that time of year again!  Many beekeepers, new and experienced, will start to look ways to purchase their bees this year.  But should you purchase a nuc or packaged bees?  I'll try to answer that question in "How Should You Buy Bees? Nucleus Colony VS. Packaged Bees". You can find bees for sale all over Craigslist, Facebook and the like, if you're having trouble finding bees for sale, look under beekeeping clubs on Facebook, there should be listings there. However, the question will quickly become whether you should purchase your bees in a package or in a nucleus colony.  Let's look at...

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Why I Keep Bees and Why Beekeeping is Important

Why I Keep Bees and Why Beekeeping is Important

This ends my fourth year of beekeeping.  The bees are safely tucked away in their hives until Spring with plenty of honey to last the winter. My journey into beekeeping wasn't as well planned as I would have liked.  I truly wanted to keep bees at some point, but like many of you, I was scared to death of bees!  (Just a bit of an obstacle). Wintertime is when I take classes to further my endeavors on the farm, and beekeeping was certainly on that list.  I 've read many books and attended many classes about bees.  Personally, I initially felt that...

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