would you start with 2 hives instead of one?
This is only my second year but I can all ready see that two
or more is best.
I started with 12 but I do things big, (18 b4 winter hit).
I read alot on this forum and in books, lots of people talking about winter
losses,(well I live in the mnts. and it gets down to -40 deg. here.) So I figured if I had 75% loss I would start next year with 3 left.
So far all are well !
(I guess it pays to do your homework)
Now I'm starting to calculate the cost for this year if all survive wow$$$$$:shock:
But I plan on it being a full time thing! we are already selling veggies at the farmers market and will be expanding to maple syrup next year.
Anyways, ya two or more!
when should i get my bees delivered?
as soon as you can!!!!!! you should have already ordered them last month! you may still find some.... I would get them as early as you can down there and feed them till the flow starts,
that way you have more bees to go get nectar.....
alittle frost won't hurt them....
how important is it to have one of those white coverall bee suits?
I started with a full suit just because and have been stung, Michael
is right, it will happen...!
I made the mistake of working them in the evening, I got stung alot even with my full suit, but I'm glad I had it......!
I suppose in time I my be get a jacket but for now its full armor....
Read alot (there is alot to know)
ask alot of questions
and most important HAVE FUN..!!!