posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 01:53 PM
I am not a beekeeper, but I did take it as a supplemental entemology class in college. It was a great class that I enjoyed very much because it was a
hands on, and we physically performed every aspect there was associated with beekeeping. We learned everything that a person should know when it
comes to the honey bee.
I did a bit of searching for you and I found a few sites that you might find helpful. On this site Bee Source
found quite a few helpful things for you. They have a section called PLANS
that gives you PDF
instructional plans on how you can build alot of the things you will need for beekeeping. I noticed in your post that you were concerned about
They even have a forum here, Bee Source Forum
where you may be able to find some
more good information from people who keep bees. Here is another site called Beemasters Beekeeping
that also had so good information.
You should be able to find answers to most of your questions at those two places. It might also help you to find some beekeepers local to you and
talk to them also. I hope this helps you out some. I really did enjoy taking care of the bees and extracting honey. I was even lucky enough not to
be stung my entire time with the bees.
[edit on 11/2/2005 by sylvrshadow]