A couple years ago the age 5 sounded good for getting my boys started with their own hives. Now that its here Im apprehensive but, they are holding me to it. Anyone else get started this young? I have a few questions about started kits.
Will the size small jacket and gloves work for small children or should I look for an alternative for now?
What type of hive will be best for learning, simplicity for the littles?
I see there are a lot of plastic products out there that we are not fond of, will the bees be able to keep the wax cool in our hot central valley summers here in california? Or perhaps thats not an issue.
We are in an organic/trans orchard, plant cover crops and keep a garden, will I still need to supplement the bees food supply?
Also, there are a few older hives that were abandon in the back of our field a couple years ago. One seems to still be active. Will the queen move if given the option for a better home?