There’s lots of questions for a beginner beekeeper. You may wish to contact a beekeeping club for classes or other resources.
Before you begin, you’ll need to decide some basics:
You will need to determine what size boxes to use. First you’ll need to choose between 8-frame and 10-frame. Also, there are different hive depths.
We don’t offer bees, but here is a list of bee sources in Western Massachusetts.