I’m a newbie who has been thinking about getting bees for some time, and finally put together a couple sturdy top bar hives this weekend. A friend of mine set me up with veil, suit, gloves, and smoker.
As I was getting foundation on Saturday at Copoco’s to wax into the grooves on my top bars, I found that many people were picking up bee orders and that I missed the deadline by a couple of weeks.
I’m joining NCBA and plan to dive in to get advice and support that I’ve heard this community is so good at.
Meanwhile, what recommendation would you have on how to get bees? I’m ok with attracting them or asking for a swarm. Not looking to make lots of honey – mostly increasing productivity of my mini-orchard and garden.