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Season 3, Episode 12

The Buzz About Bees

Where The Honey Bees Come From

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So you’ve seen all of this stuff we’ve shown you about bees, and you’re still not scared off. You’re thinking maybe you’d want to establish a hive or two.

How would you ever begin? You can’t just go out and hunt down a bee colony and bring it home. You can’t go borrow one from another beekeeper (they frown on that). You might can buy a colony off another keeper — sometimes they’re willing to split off part of their own colony to help establish another. Or, you can do what people are increasingly doing for all things — Google it!

Beginning beekeeping systems are available everywhere, and it’s not all that tough to get started, according to our friend Amy Yu from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab.