Are you interested in beekeeping but don’t know where to start? We welcome you to start with us. Our methods are a near-complete departure from conventional beekeeping–a good thing for bees and keepers alike.Preservation Beekeeping is a lovely, stress-free and inexpensive way to keep bees. If you are hands-on or craft-loving, you can make your own hives. We also teach you how to catch local swarms so that you need pay no money to acquire bees.
Here are some tools to get you started on what bee friend Debra Roberts calls “The Good Bee Road:”
…our 16-page pamphlet outlining the twelve tenets of Preservation-style Beekeeping. It will guide all the future decisions you make as a beekeeper: The Twelve Tenets of Beekeeping
Here is a brief list of some of our favorite bee books for beginners:
The Song of Increase, by Jacqueline Freeman
The Buzz About Bees, by Jurgen Tautz
At The Hive Entrance, by H. Storch
Honeybee Democracy, by Dr. Thomas Seeley
What Bees Want, by Jacqueline Freeman & Susan Knilans
Watch Jacqueline tell how to attract pollinators to your garden. Pollinators in the Garden. We hope this will spur your creativity as you ponder how to set up your own hives and yard for bees. There are many, many creative ways of bee-ing!
4. Speak & Listen
If you are on social media, please visit our FaceBook page, What Bees Want. It is a wonderful place to pose your questions to an international community of like minded bee people, and see the many innovations being imagined around the world for cutting edge bee care and tending.