How to Start Beekeeping: What's All the Buzz About?

A honey bee hive can provide an abundance of honey and beeswax, increased pollination for your garden crops, and hours of entertainment. This roundup of basic beekeeping tells you what to expect when diving into the art of apiary management, including the time, equipment and budget required.

Langstroth Hives
These Langstroth hives are tended by a beekeeper in a full, hooded suit. The smoker is used to suppress defensive behavior in bees.
Illustration by Liz Pepperell