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 Box
A basic Langstroth hive will include a lid, cover, two supers and one hive body — each filled with removable frames — a bottom board, and a concrete or wooden stand to elevate the hive off the ground.
Illustration by Liz Pepperell