I am very new to the world of bees and wanted to get as much information as I can on commercial bee keeping before I start, here in Hyderabad, India there aren’t many places that can give me the necessary insight into this matter…
I wanted to know
- How much honey can a healthy bee hive produce in year?
- I have approximately 2 acres of land (I have a fruit tree orchard and plenty of wild vegetation and
flowers on the property) which is surrounded by other farms located in an agricultural area on
the out skirts of the city I live in… Would this space be sufficient to keep 20 - 30 hives?
- Would it be a good Idea to start with 20 - 30 hives or should I start with a smaller/larger number?
- Is it ok to order bees online? and is it safe for the bees to be transported overseas, in case i
have to order them from another country?
- Which month would be the best to set up my bee hives and how soon can I expect my first
harvest from the time I have set up my hives?