How to Start Beekeeping in the Fall


I got asked again today how to start. Here’s a synopis of my response:


You’ve asked the ground zero question – “How do I get started?”. I get this one alot.

It is late summer. You need to get your ducks in a row for next spring.


1. Order Bees – they will deliver in April next year. If you wait, they won’t have any next spring when you order. I recommend BWeavers near you.

2. Buy a smoker, bee jacket, gloves. Dadant, Brushy Mountain, or Mann Lake all have them.

3. Get on and forums. Very newbie friendly. Look for questions you have, there are already years of answers.

4. Prepare the spot where you will put your bees.

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