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This image shows Sabine transferring her newly acquired bees from their temporary home in the nuc box (a mini-hive that can be picked up in a box containing a pound or so of bees, a laying queen and frames with brood, honey and pollen) into their brand new supers or honey-collecting home. "I am wearing my jacket with a veiled hat and gloves. I am also holding a standard hive tool that most beekeepers use," says Axt.5. Get busy!Seasoned beekeepers usually recommend starting with a nuc. There are thousands of bee types out there, and some are more efficient pollinators than others; not all bees are honey bees. "But if you're a beginner, it's really good to start with docile honeybees, commonly known as mason bees," says Reed. Axt, who refers to herself as a "bee steward," affirms that beekeeping is a rewarding and infinitely interesting hobby. "There's so much to love about bees: They are resilient, they work hard, you can keep them in your own backyard or rooftop, and they make the sweetest thing — honey."Houzzers, tell us: Do you have a backyard or rooftop apiary? What are your tips for beginning beekeepers? Share your thoughts and photos in the Comments section below.More:6 Tips From Great Urban GardensHow to Grow Your Own Edible Garden3 Fuss-Free Ways to Garden