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    Wannabe Beekeeper - I do not have bees yet


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  1. Hi, I currently live on a bush block predominantly comprising manuka and totara and would like to give beekeeping a try. I thought I'd start with one hive - is this advisable? From what I understand, one can reasonably expect ~45kg of honey per hive if it's managed correctly - please forgive me if this is naive thinking! With regard to purchasing a hive, is it more cost-effective to buy a complete hive with bees included (there are a few on Trade Me for North of $350) or to buy the individual parts and build it yourself? Also, what are your opinions on the more sophisti
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