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"Newbee Questions, Expert Answers" Column

We've all been there!

You have a fascination with bees, have felt the call of beekeeping and decided to take the plunge - and then the confusion starts!

  • What hive should I purchase?
  • Where should I install it?
  • What feeder is best?
  • When should I check the queen is out of her cage?

Of course, that's a tiny selection of many, many questions you will have. PerfectBee is proud to offer a wide range of articles and blog posts that will help you answer these questions.
But, as a "newbee" (beginner beekeeper" you will have more? And so we decided to create this unique series as way to walk in the shoes of said newbee! Here's how we do that...

One Newbee + One Expert = One Series

This series captures the real-world, actual questions of a new beekeeper as he obtains his bees, installs them and starts out as a beekeeper. We include the type of questions you won't always find asked else where - like "When I bring my package bees home, will they make a mess in my car?!".
Through a Q&A style, we hope you will find this series both fun and educational?

Who Is the Newbee and Who Is the Expert?

So we needed a newbee and we needed an expert. Enter... Mark and Ron.

  • Mark Williams is the founder of PerfectBee. He launched PerfectBee in November 2015 and by working with expert beekeeper contributors helped introduce many new beekeepers to this fascinating hobby. Mark took the plunge and has recently installed his first beehive. He's excited about where this leads - and has some questions. Lots of them! Mark.... is our resident newbee.
  • Ron Lane has years of experience as a beekeeper and regularly teaches beekeeping classes. With a light, enjoyable but thorough style, Ron responds to Mark's questions using common sense and real-world experience of the issues facing new beekeepers. Ron...is our beekeeping expert.

We do hope you enjoy this series.

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"Newbee Questions, Expert Answers" Column

We've all been there! You have a fascination with bees, have felt the call of beekeeping and decided to take the plunge - and then the confusion starts! What hive should I purchase? Where should I install it? What feeder is best? When should I check the queen is out of her cage? Of course, […]

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Looking forward as the the colony grows

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With a first beehive up and running, is it worth considering a second hive. Yes, there are many reasons why this is advised.

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Questions from the Initial Beekeeping Experience

Your hive has been up and running for a while now and you are starting to learn. Does that mean the end of the questions? Not a bit of it...

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The First Few Days of a Hive

We have our package of bees installed. Nerves are a-jingling - so what happens over the next week?

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Installing Package Bees

We start near the very beginning. Our resident newbee is collecting his first package of bees – for his first hive! It’s a nervous but thrillingly exciting time. So, what questions does he have?

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