This step by step tutorial of how to start a backyard beekeeping honey bee hive walks a first time bee keeper through setting up the hive, ordering bees, transferring bees into the hive and setting the queen bee. It does not matter if you live in the country, suburban or urban environment, becoming a responsible bee keeper is probably one of the most important homesteading project a person can take on.
Getting ready to bring home your first bee colonies can be exciting and scary at the same time!
Plant tons Milkweed because bees love to fed on it. The list below is also a favorite’s of bees as well.
Lavender, Catmint, Sage, Cilantro, Thyme, Fennel, Borage, Rosemary, Comfrey, Hyssop, Thyme Marjoram, Lemon Balm, Fennel, Angelica, Wild Bergamot, Woundworts, Betony, Myrtle, Crocus, Buttercup, Aster, Hollyhocks, Anemone, Snowdrops, Geranium, Calendula, Sweet Asylum, Poppy, Sunflower, Zinnia, Clemone, Heliotrope, Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Bramble, Comfrey, Burdock, Teasels, Knapweed, Vetches, Cornflower, Thistles, Field Scabious, Viper’s Bugloss, Cat’s ear, Angelica, Red Bartsia, Sainfoin
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