Last but certainly not least – The BEES! No Bees, No Beekeeping. There are a number of bee breeds that you may have come across in your research and I won’t get in to all that here. But, no matter what breed you settle on, I personally believe if you can source some local bees you’ll be more likely to have a hive that is already suited for thriving in your location. You could also set up a swarm trap in an attempt to get some feral bees. Feral bees can be a bit of a concern, however, if you live in a region that is suitable for africanized honey bees – you definitely don’t want anything to do with those little firecrackers.