Starting With Bees – An introduction to hobby beekeeping prepared by the National Beekeepers Association:
Hive World supplies this book with our hive starter kit.
provides you with a basic outline of the needs and responsibilities of beekeeping.
Includes a registration sheet for your apiary.
Easy to follow information on beekeeping in New Zealand conditions.
Outlines diseases to look out for as well as providing a run through of tasks and times to carry them out.
Starting with Bees is a great beginning, however, we recommend you read everything you can. Furthermore, use the information available on the internet to increase your knowledge.
IMPORTANT NOTE: nothing can replace the hands on assistance of an experienced beekeeper. This is the most vital requirement for the ‘newbee’ starting out. Get in touch with your local beekeepers club for advice.