Course 2: Your Beehive

A heavily practical course! We introduce you to the types of beehives in common use today and how they might best suit your specific needs. We cover tools, accessories, clothing and much more. Then we discover that great moment when you obtain and install your first bees!
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2.1 Beehives and Accessories

What does it take to provide a home for our bees? We look at the types of hives and the various choices we have for our beeyard.
A Detailed Look At The Langstroth Hive
A Detailed Look At The Top Bar Hive
A Detailed Look At The Warre Hive
A Detailed Look At Flow Hive Beehive
Foundation Or Foundationless Beekeeping?

2.2 Equipment and Clothing

Beyond the hive, there are many tools available to the beekeeper, from the essential to the entirely optional. And there is also the important topic of protective clothing.

2.3 Starting your Beehive

Getting your hives started is a glorious time, but also one packed with important decisions. We look at how to prepare, where and how to install your bees and much more.
Obtaining And Installing A Package Of Honeybees
Obtaining And Installing A Honeybee Nucleus Colony
Capturing and Installing A Swarm Of Bees
Contrarian Positions for New Beekeepers to Consider
An Introduction To The Brood Nest
An Introduction To Feeding Honeybees
An Introduction To The Honeybee Hive Inspection
Tracking Beehive Progress And Keeping Records
Beekeeping Myths For The New Beekeeper To Question