Beekeeping & Tools
Honey & Production
What basics do I need to start a backyard beehive?
The basics of what you will need to start a backyard beehive are a 3 lb. package of bees with a queen along with a starter kit that includes a painted super with a top board, bottom board, 10 frames, smoker, hat, veil, hive tool, and a feeder.
When can I order Packaged Bees?
All orders for Packaged Bees are pre-orders, taken every year from November to April, and pick-up days are in the spring season of every year. Sign-Up to be the first to know when orders open for the 2019 Packaged Bee season by clicking here.
How much space do I need to start a hive?
What is the ideal hive set-up?
The ideal hive set-up depends completely on who
Is having a hive safe if I have children and/or pets?
What will having a hive do for my garden?
Will having a hive affect my neighbors?
I want a hive but I don't want to get stung, how can I prevent this?
How much honey will my hive produce?
How often will I extract honey?
How often will I need to check on the hive?
What about varroa mites?
How can I make my yard more bee friendly?
Is it legal to have a beehive in Sacramento?
Safe ways to treat water features for algae, without disrupting the bees?
Barley balls, barley extract, tadpoles/water snails, plant aquatic plants that reduce sunlight in the fountain - also good place for bees to land to drink water. Hydrogen peroxide (with a net for 24hrs).