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.

Top-bar Hive
Top-bar hives allow bees to build their own U-shaped combs that will hang from the wooden bars laid across the hive’s interior.
Illustration by Liz Pepperell