Getting Started in Beekeeping
You can read in detail about the needed beekeeping equipment in Lesson 2: Beekeeping Equipment Below are some sources where you can some of the recommended items to get started. Amazon offers a single location for ordering most of the items needed to get started. The exception is buying a starter hive, which we have not been able to find one we are willing to recommend through Amazon. Instead we link to some Dadant starter hives.
Beekeeping Books NewBees:
Beekeeping Books Advanced:
A traditional 10 frame, two deep, two medium hive kit can be purchased from Dadant. Click here to check it out: Complete Hive Kit with Deeps
A complete hive kit with all medium boxes, is a great choice for those worried about the weight of deep boxes (90lbs or more when full). These can also be purchased from Dadant. Click here to check it out: Complete Hive Kit with All Mediums