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Beekeeping: Where is a good place to purchase hives?

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Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #5002420

I'm not quite ready to try beekeeping yet, but I am very interested. What are the best hives to get and where can I buy them, economically speaking as well.

Karen
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5007634

Try these two places for supplies.

http://www.mannlakeltd.com/

http://www.beeequipment.com/

Both of these places sell good equiptment.If it's a complete hive,with bees,that you want you might want to contact your local bee inspector.They usually know where there are hives for sale and can help you get a healthy one.

This message was edited May 26, 2008 8:20 PM
jtwig
Davis, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 28, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #5013256

The way I began beekeeping was catching swarms. Very economical (most people will pay to have bees removed) and it is quite the adventure. You might want to go with someone who is experienced or look into it more, but it is quite manageable and fun! The way to get notified of swarms is to call your local police or fire departments and ask if they have a bee swarm list... Good luck out there!
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

May 28, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #5016520

I got my start up kit from ManLake, but I also like BetterBee. I bought my first bees locally from a beekeeper as I figured they would be better aclimated to my area. After you get your first going, they will split and give you more.
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #5017659

Ty for all your help. I have some things I have to do first, but hopefully soon I can get started.
jjpm74
Stratford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #5118135

http://www.bee-commerce.com is also a good source.

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