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ミツバチはどうやって手に入れるのですか?

How do I get bees?

ミツバチはめったに空の人工巣箱に入りません。たとえハチにとって完璧な巣としてつくられていてもです。

ミツバチを入手するには、養蜂業者から蜂群を購入する、分封群を捕獲する、養蜂家からを譲り受ける、などいくつか方法があります。

養蜂を始めたいと思っている人は、日本養蜂協会や日本在来種みつばちの会の他、各都道府県に存在する養蜂組合などにまずはご相談ください。当ウェブサイトのお問い合わせフォームからも、お気軽にご相談ください。

Flow Forum - Flow Hive

Flow®が提供するFlow Forumでは、ミツバチに関するさまざまなトピックについて質問を投稿し、世界中の養蜂家や研究者と情報を共有することができます。質問の投稿、ディスカッション、知識の共有にご活用ください。

※フォーラム内の共通言語は英語です。

日本のフローハイブ養蜂家 Flow Hive beekeepers in Japan

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Bees rarely find their way into empty beehive boxes, even though they are designed to be a perfect home for them. There are a number of ways of starting a colony and you should read more than this small overview to learn all that is involved.

A small nuc (nucleus) hive can be bought from beekeeping suppliers in most countries (for Australia see: http://www.aussieapiaristsonline.net/bees-for-sale.html). A nuc consists of four or five frames of brood and honey along with a few thousand bees, including a queen bee. You buy these in the Spring, then place them in a standard box with a divider which can be removed as the colony expands.

An alternative to a nuc is to purchase a package of bees. The package consists of several thousand bees and a queen, but does not include frames. In most countries you have to pick up your packaged bees from a supplier, in some places your bees can get posted in the mail. You tip package of bees into your brood or nuc box and nurture them as they build their colony.

A third option is to catch a swarm. For this you need an experienced beekeeper or bee association member who would be happy to set you up with a swarm when they catch one.

There’s plenty of information on bees on the internet, try our community forum and search the web. We'll be adding more information, videos and resources to our website ongoingly.

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