Aside from ordering your Nucleus Colonies, there are a few more steps to take.
Before you pick up your bees at the nursery, you will need to have these items already set up at home for each colony:
  • Two, ten frame (Langstroth) "deep" boxes
  • Two, ten frame "honey" boxes, mediums or shallows are sufficient. 
  • One bottom board
  • One box lid
  • A smoker
  • A bee keeping suit & veil
  • One hive tool

As far as extracting your honey goes, there are a couple of options. You can purchase your own centrifugal extractor or you can look into a "flow" hive. There are other options too, but those are the most common. 

Please BEE sure to do your research before delving into this! It is not for the faint of heart. Honey bees require attention just like any other pet does. You can either be a beekeeper or you can be a bee "haver."


For more information, please contact either:
Gabe with Pacific Coast Apiaries:
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Carly, General Manager of Valley Hills Nursery:
Carly has years of experience keeping bees of her own & Gabe has taken the buzz of bee keeping to the next level, even offering safe hive removals from your home & property. He has some of the best honey around the peninsula as well! Between the two of them, they will insure all your questions & concerns are answered & addressed. Let's keep the buzz going!