June 27, 2012
Having bees in your backyard is a good idea. More and more people are discovering the advantages of keeping bees in their yards. For thousands of years, bees have been helping feed people, but now with so much chemicals and disease, they're in need of a helping hand.
I've lived in the same town for 30 years, and I have seen the bee population dwindle. Some friends in our town got a beehive last year, and I already see more bees. So, wanting to help the environment and the bees, I've decided to try beekeeping myself. I bought two used hives and have been cleaning them up getting ready for bees by early next spring. I've never had bees before, so of course, I had questions. Where do I start? What do I need?
I've found several good books from the Library by searching the subject of beekeeping in the catalog. Another good source of information is our Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection database - search beekeeping.
Grain Valley Branch