Honeybees, for pollination and delicious honey

Benefits:

  • Pollinate fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers
  • Produce honey and beeswax
  • Add life to the garden

Requirements:

  • A hive
  • Nectar producing flowers
  • Pollen
  • Water

Costs:

  • Beehive
  • Smoker (optional) - Many beekeepers utilize a smoker to calm the bees before working with the hive
  • Bee suit and hat (optional) - Many beekeepers utilize a hat with a veil and a bee suit to protect them from the bees. Other beekeepers simply wear light colored clothing and seldom get stung.
  • Bees - You can purchase honeybees or you can catch a swarm to populate your hive