There are four ways that a beekeeper can get honey bees to care for in their beekeeping practice.
1. Purchasing a 'Package' of bees
2. Purchae a 'Nucleus' colony of bees (often abbreviated to Nuc)
3. Capturing a Swarm
4. Making a Split from an existing colony of bees.
Below we discuss the pros and cons of each technique. If you know what you want click on the link above to be taken to the reservation page.
Throughout the season we raise our own queens and start new colonies from splits, swarm captures, and nuisance bee recoveries. These are the bees that we make available to other beekeepers in our service area.
We can always use help in this process. If you're looking for an opportunity to get beekeeping experience and have a flexible schedule we could use the help. Please contact us for more details.