In the beginning:
Wild Mountain Bees (NC) videos series
Field Guide to Honey Bees (Penn State)
Ordering a package of bees is a way to start a hive. The following links contain information about packages:
Splitting is a way of increasing your number of hives and preventing swarming. There are numerous ways to do a split.
Check out the links below:
Harvest (LDS Prepper)
Varroa Mites are bee destructers! They weaken the bees and cause them to die.
The following links tell how to detect and treat Varroa mites:
Valuable information on varroa mite detection and treatment from the Nashville area Beekeepers Association.
HoneyBeeSuite (Oxalic Acid Approved)
What is Blooming: