There are four that a beekeeper gets honey bees to care for in their beekeeping practice.
1. Purchasing a 'Package' of bees
2. Purchae a 'Nucleus' colony of bees (often abbreviated to Nuc)
3. Capturing a Swarm
4. Making a Split from an existing colony of bees.
We sill discuss the pros and cons of each method below.
Throughout the season we raise our own queens and start new colonies from splits, swarm captures, and nuisance bee recoveries. We can always use help in this process. If you're looking for an opportunity to get beekeeping experience and have a flexible schedule we could use the help.
Please contact us for more details.