Meet Betty B
A bee and beehive enthusiast
Welcome to my buy a beehive website!
Hi, I’m Betty B and you could say I’m a bee and beehive enthusiast. I am passionate about beekeeping and helping others set out on the same amazing journey in beekeeping as I have. I am also very passionate about bees, those incredible hard-working insects who provided us with delightfully sweet honey.
My passion started at a young age when my dad took me to a local bee farm to buy some honey. I was absolutely captivated by the bees and the bee farm and I didn’t want to leave. Dad and I walked around for ages talking to the local beekeeper.
I went home that day desperate to become a beekeeper. And, it wasn’t very long after that day that my parents bought me my first beehive and my apiary journey began.
One of the first things I learned was how important bees were to our world, and that without them our world would be a very, very different place. That encouraged me to get moving and I bought my second beehive.
I learned which was the best beehive for me and where I lived, how to create the best bee habitat, how to protect bees from pests and predators, and how to care for bees in the colder months. Keeping my bees alive and happy was the most important thing for me at that time, and still is! Sometimes I was successful, sometimes I was not.Since then, I’ve joined a local beekeeping club, talked to the local beekeepers, read beekeeping books, used “tried and tested” methods, and trialed some new ones. I’ve had some great successes and some failures along the way.
As a beginner, you don’t have to start out with a bee farm. In fact, you don’t have to build up to a bee farm at all. You can start out being a backyard beekeeper with a single beehive (or two) in your backyard, and keep it that way. You can be just as passionate about the bees in your backyard as others are about a whole big bee farm.
One of the things that I learned was very important as a beekeeper is the location of your beehive (or “bee habitat”). There are lots of things to take into consideration in making sure you have the perfect location for your bees. You have to be sure that it is bee-friendly.
If your beehive location is not bee-friendly, you will have wasted your money on your beehive purchase and you’ll be sure to lose your bees. So it’s worth taking the time to get right the first time. For some great information on getting the bee habitat right, check out my article on creating the perfect bee habitat – I’m sure you’ll find it very helpful.
Choosing the right beehive for you is also very important. It will depend on your budget, where you live, your state regulations (if any), etc. Since starting out, I’ve tried a few different ones and I have my favorites now I’ve also got some great tips in my article on buying a beehive – so check it out, it is worth the read!
There are lots of things to learn and watch out for when starting your apiary. There are heaps of great articles and information on my website, so please feel free to check out all our pages.
If possible, I recommend you join a local beekeeping club and get to know the local beekeepers. They will have a wealth of information on just about everything related to bees and beehives. On top of that, it’s nice to meet other beekeepers in your area, so you can tell them your beekeeping stories too!! Who knows, one day you might be mentoring a beginner beekeeper just like you.
I learned much, much more than I expected about beehives and bees. Now, my passion is sharing the things I’ve learned with others who want to become beekeepers.
It’s been a great journey for me and I love everything about bees and beehives. I know you will too! So, what are you waiting for, check out my website, buy a beehive and some bees, and get beekeeping!!!
All the best