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Start Beekeeping

Start Beekeeping

How To Start Beekeeping

Thanks for your interest in beekeeping. To us, beekeeping is one of the most enjoyable hobby/businesses ever. We believe you will enjoy it as well. Some people start beekeeping simply because honey bees are an amazing creature. Did you know that a honey bee flies around 15 mph? A hive of bees flies 55,000 miles to bring us 1 pound of honey. During her life (approximately 40 days) a honey bee will gather about 1/12 teaspoon of honey. Bees must go to two million flowers to gather l pound of honey. Bees can see the same colors we see except red. They can also see ultraviolet. See what awaits you as you become a beekeeper. We offer free online beekeeping lessons, video, podcasts, beekeeping supplies and bees and queens.

Beekeeping is simple. Let me give you a brief flow chart:
1. Purchase your hives and equipment from us between now through May.
2. Purchase the bees from us now. Call 217-427-2678. We open at 10am central time.

That'€™s simple right? Well, we know that you'll need to know much more, and that's why we have everything you'€™ll need to know in our Free Online Beekeeping Lessons. You’ll see that link either from this page or our main home page too.

You can start beekeeping with as few as one hive, but we recommend beginners start with two hives. Then each hive will need a 3lb package of bees (about 10,000 bees) with a marked queen. Join us for our next basic beekeeping course. We are offering beekeeping classes such as beginner's, advance and queen rearing classes. Click here for more beekeeping class information. During our beekeeping classes you can purchase your hives and take them home that day! I am confident, that if you will read our online lessons, you will understand how to become a beekeeper. We even have full lessons on installing your bees (video) as well as how to inspect your hive and make sure all is well.

We have beekeeping lessons on how to reduce your chances of being stung as you work your hives.

And we view all of our customers as students as we provide free beekeeping mentoring. Just call us up to ask your beekeeping questions and we'll help you enjoy your new hives. 217-427-2678


It's best to start with two hives or why to start with two hives rather than one.

Learn How To Install A Package Of Bees...Read More or Watch My Video On Installing A Package

We also produce beekeeping podcasts, remove bees from homes, sell honey and speak regularly on beekeeping. We also produce regular beekeeping lessons and articles through our beekeeping blog. Our blog is found at:

Here Is Our Contact Information Phone: 217-427-2678