10 Tips for Establishing Your First Hive of Bees Once you've gathered your beekeeping tools, and selected your frame and hive, it's time to get started. Here's how.
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One of the things my dad does to help his hives along is to make them H-B-H, which stands for “Honey Bee Healthy.” He makes his own, but you can buy it too. It includes sugar, water, lecithin granules, spearmint water, and lemongrass oil. He feeds this to them once the honey flow has stopped.