How to keep bees. Study, study, study. Start with a good book on beekeeping. Check your local city codes. The best time to start a beehive is in the spring. Get your gear. Buy your bees. Check on your bees periodically to make sure that they are doing okay.

I’ve been keeping bees in my backyard since 1983, and I have a confession to make — I really love my bees. That may sound weird to you if you aren’t a beekeeper (yet!), but virtually everyone who keeps bees will tell you the same thing and speak with deep […]