Hi friends, I'm new to beekeeping and am somewhat under-resourced at this time, so I'm hoping there's a community member out there who would donate some bees to me, or except a small sum or a trade for some landscaping work in exchange for a colony. I have a top bar hive I've obtained—it's really beautiful. I'm also seeking out someone to help mentor me—preferably an individual who is oriented toward conservational beekeeping and the energetic aspect of the hive/colony. I don't have much intention around harvesting honey/beeswax until the bees are well-established. Just hoping to give our friends a healthy home!
Also would accept a swarm trap, even to borrow one, if that's a viable option for someone!
Hope to hear from y'all,