Have an interest in beekeeping and not sure where to begin? Let us teach you the responsibilities required to be a good bee keeper. There is a buzz about bee keeping, that it doesn't take much to raise bees, just place them in a hive and let them do their thing....WRONG. Bees are living creatures, and they need your help for survival.
A common question we get, "Is beekeeping hard?".....It can be. Housing a couple backyard hives requires a few hours of inspecting every few weeks in the colder months and every week during Spring and Summer.
Why do you need 2 hives? Having 2 hives will allow you to compare the progress of each hive. You might notice that one of the hives is not producing, either by building itself out, egg laying or honey production. Having the second hive will allow you to utilize frames of brood from the stronger hive and build up the colony in the weaker hive.