Beekeeping basics: Introduction to honey bees

An introduction to honey bees

Honey bees seem simple on the surface, but once you start beekeeping, you learn quickly that hive life can be complex. The best thing you can do as a new beekeeper is educate yourself as much as possible before you start. The more you know about them, the better prepared you will be for working in your hives.

To get you started, here is some basic information you should know about your bees and hive life: