The idea of bee keeping for me is a new one, it wasn’t something that I had ever considered before, The idea behind wanting to do it stems from my increasing years and prepper interests, by this I mean, looking towards another small income as I reach retirement years and to assist another part of self reliance goals.
Although I’m only 49 at present I see this hobby as a 2 to 5 year plan to become proficient enough to be able to start increasing my Bee colonies to the point that they will pay for themselves and give surplus for sale.
Last month I attended a weekend Bee keeping taster course at NSBKA, a very well run course. The Spring convention is at Harper Adams Agricultural College this weekend so I had planned to go along yesterday and acquire the basic tools and equipment at trade prices.
I went with a National hive having considered everything including the more natural top bar hive. It also made some sense as my first nucleus of bees that with be ready in early June are coming in a small nucleus box with National size frames.
Stay tuned for my progress! coming up next…The Hive Build