Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? You wouldn’t be the first! On this page are some of the most common and uncommon questions asked by beginners and experienced beekeepers.

Find your question listed below and follow the link to the post that answers it best.

Don’t see the questions or answers you need? Contact me directly or leave your question in the comments below. Who knows, I might include your question to help someone else. I am always adding to this page too!

Q: I’m interested in beekeeping but I don’t know where to begin. What do I need to get started?

A: It is important to realize that this is a broad reaching question. First- do you know which style of beehive you want to use?

I have written a guide specifically tailored to answer this question for you. See the guide here and bee on your way to starting your beekeeping adventure!

Q: Where can I get bees?

A: I have a post that gives you 3 ways of how to get honey bee! These methods range anywhere from $200 to FREE!

Q: Do I need to buy an extractor?

A: In general, when you’re just starting out for the first time, you do not need the expense of an extractor. Your brand new bees are going to need time to build and grow and because of this you may or may not even harvest honey during the first year. But that’s okay!

Plus, and extractor is completely unnecessary depending upon which style of beehive you want. I recommend reading my post:

Q: How and/or when do I split by beehives?

A: This is one of the most crucial and fun skills to practice in beekeeping. I’ve got your answer covered right here. Click below and enjoy!

Don’t see Your question/answer? Ask it in the comments and I’ll be sure you get an answer that you feel confident about.

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