Choose a place and beehive for beekeeper

 Choose a place for your beehive

  You can keep bees just about anywhere: in the countryside, in the city, in a corner of the garden, by the back door, in a field, on the terrace, or even on an urban rooftop. Bees will happily travel a few miles to forage for what they need。

  • Sunshine.Facing your hive to the southeast. That way your bees get an early morning wake-up call and start foraging early.
  • Providing a windbreak at the rear of the hive.Or you can erect a fence made from posts and burlap, blocking harsh winter winds that can stress the colony (assuming you live in a climate with cold winters).
  • Water.If your home or neighborhood has a pool, stay away or these girls will drown.In most cases, the top feeder is used for these girls.
  • flat.Try to put it on flat land to facilitate transportation when replacing the frame and foundation at a later stage. If the beehives are placed very high, you may need a ladder, be careful for safety.

Choose a good place and buy a beehive

  But is it legal to keep bees? In most places, the answer is yes. But some areas have laws or ordinances restricting or even prohibiting beekeeping. For the most part, such restrictions are limited to highly populated, urban areas.Other communities may limit the number of hives you can keep, and some require you to register your bees. Ask your local authorities how to go about this. Some communities require that the state bee inspector inspect the health of your colonies periodically. If you have any questions about the legality of keeping bees, contact your state bee inspector, the state department of agriculture, or a local bee club or association.

Beehive Instruction

  1. Basic starter hive kit
  • Woodenware for the hive body/bodies Honey super(s) if you are using a Langstroth hive
  • Frames and foundation Hardware to assemble stuff (various size nails and so on)
  • Veil and gloves
  • Smoker(Generally there are pellets)
  • Hive tool Feeder

   The above are mandatory in a hive, there are some others that may be in kit:feeder,queen mark tube,queen cage and so on.

      2:2/3/4 layer beehive

  The biggest doubt: do I want to buy 10 frame or 8 frame?There are only two differences between 10 frame and 8 frame: the number of frames and foundations, and the yield of the final honey. If you are an experienced beekeeper, buying a 4-layer hive is the right price.10 frame is the more popular beehive.At first you can buy10 frame 2 layers of hives, but you need to pay attention to the number of bees and honey and add super box in time.

Reference material:《Beekeeping For Dummies》

 

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