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  • Jason Striegel

    I’ve been keeping bees in the back yard for two years now. It’s a blast and it’s quite easy to get started.

    Here’s a link to a previous article on backyard beekeeping with a few photos of yours truly:
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/05/backyard_beekeeping_-_splitting_a_hive.html

    The University of Minnesota has a few classes for amateur beekeepers, and a number of online resources at their bee lab website. It’s aother good place for info:
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/honeybees/

    I’d recommend finding a local amateur beekeeping group and downloading as much info as you can get your hands on. Next spring you can be ready to start a hive of your own.