I am in the planning and research stage of starting bee keeping. I plan to start my hives in the spring of 2010 as I will be moving to the Aurora, Nebraska area the end of this year. I will be taking over farming 500 of the 700+ acres of the family farm (corn and soybeans).
I checked out and read “Beekeeping for dummies” and “Keeping Bees and Making Honey” from the library. And have done a lot of reading here and on other beekeeping sites. I have a few questions.
1-What other books or resources should I read or look into?
2-What cost do I need to plan for state permits and inspections?
3-I am going to build my own wooden ware (I have been a woodworker for 20+ years). I am thinking 10 frame Langstroths. And I am trying to decide whether to build a mix of deep, medium, and shallow hive bodies/supers or just go with all mediums?