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After some discussion and a bit of reading, we decided to start beekeeping.  It's something we've wanted to do at our Urban Homestead, but just never got to that point.  Now we're settling in at our new country homestead, it's time...

The seed was planted last year actually... There is an Agricuture Festival in our community every year, and last year we have the wonderful opportunity to meet some local beekeepers.  They had an awesome display and had some honey tasting... YUMMY!  It was hard to leave that booth and I'm sure we were there for close to an hour, but that's all it took to get the ball moving again.

Unfortunately we were not in the position to do anything our first year.  We just moved to our new house, had many renovations and a newborn to tend to first.  Now that things are falling into place though, we started researching and planning this as a 2012 project.

Our goal is to read everything we can and try to learn from the beekeeping bloggers out there.  Of course we know that hands on and having a local mentor would be awesome, so we're going to see about finding and joining any local Beekeeping / Apicutlure clubs.  Having someone local or a local group we can lean on during our startup would be fantastic, especially for sourcing equipment and bee's locally, if possile.

Can't wait to get things going... The following are a few books we just bought to get started (ya Beekeeping For Dummies, but it's actually a pretty good book for us just starting out ;o)

[easyazon-image-link asin="0470430656" alt="Beekeeping For Dummies" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dTr3Th84L._SL160_.jpg" align="left" width="127" height="160"] [easyazon-image-link asin="1592536077" alt="The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rR6nbNeDL._SL160_.jpg" width="128" height="160"]

Thinking of picking up the following but not sure yet... would be interested in any recommendations.

[easyazon-image-link asin="0801485037" alt="The Beekeeper's Handbook, Third Edition" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511JJK7YRRL._SL160_.jpg" width="160" height="121"] [easyazon-image-link asin="1906388970" alt="Beekeeping: A Seasonal Guide" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ibI7YtjSL._SL160_.jpg" width="107" height="160"] [easyazon-image-link asin="1592536522" alt="Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416gMHpI4GL._SL160_.jpg" width="128" height="160"]

Can't wait to get started!!

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