I love bees and have been wanting to cultivate bees. This photo is of an apiary we lived at but it is not mine. I learned a lot about bees and would love to keep bees at our home in Portugal. We have a large field where they will live, I am currently plowing the field with a rake my husband's great grandfather made with wood and nails. I am planting wildflowers, dandelions for the bees and local milkweed for butterflies. Both have been disappearing and this is very harmful to our planet. I will harvest some honey but I am more interested in keeping bees for reproduction and pollination purposes. I'd like to save for a flowhive because it is non invasive to bees when collecting honey and the others will be in original style brood boxes. They will not be transported which creates mites and also stresses the bees.
There are many asian wasps that have recently come to Portugal and they kill honey bees, we have recently had an asian wasp hive removed and it is important that we can continue to produce more honey bees to make up for the loss, so I would really like to have the supplies it'll take to create this goal.
Any help is big help! I would be happy to write you poems or songs about bees, I make bee art and once I have honey I would be happy to share it, by personally brining you a jar of honey with a special tap dance and song included! We live in Portugal and also in the United States and we travel all over so delivering your honey dance would be no problem with a lil time. Please support the bees by supplying their homes, I will care for them like my own child and create a beautiful, flower world where they are kept safe.