We started homesteading on 6 acres about a year ago. We are completely new to this lifestyle. We have dairy goats and laying hens, a garden and fruit trees, and a lot on our plate! From the beginning, I knew I wanted honeybees to be part of this, but I knew they'd be further down the road. While I am tempted to jump in this year, I know from how this last year went that that would be a really bad idea. :)
I want to do my research first. I want to have a plan. I want to have what I am already doing more in control before I add something new. :)
So, I checked out a book at the library called "Honey in the Hive" written several decades ago by an older lady who did her beekeeping even decades before that. A lot of the book is anecdotal stories. A lot of the instruction in it has gone over my head because it is not explained at my level. I have enjoyed the read a great deal, but I have questions.
Anyway, since this forum is so full of newbees ( :) ) I don't know if questions here really get addressed and I may need to post this question elsewhere. I will try to find the appropriate place to post them and do so there.