When is the best time of year to start keeping bees?

Category: I am setting up as a new beekeeper

For a New Beekeeper this will depend on the age of the queen heading the colony that you choose.
Nucleus colonies become available around June and have a queen born in the current year.
Overwintered and full colonies are available for the start of the spring season in April and have a queen born in a previous year.

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