​THE PRESCOTT BEE CLUB​

Equipment for Beginning Beekeeping

​“Bee” Prepared – Things You’ll Need for Beginning Beekeeping
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TOOLS
Hive tool
Bee brush
Smoker + Fuel
Frame Grip*
Frame Perch*
Equipment
Wooden Ware
Accessories

Bee Suit
     Jacket or Coveralls with Veil and/or Helmet
     Gloves
     Ankle straps*​

HIVE COMPONENTS​  (for conventional hives)​
You’ll need to decide if you’re going to have an 8 or 10 frame hive box
Bottom board
Hive stand
Entrance reducer
Brood boxes
     Deeps (2) or Mediums (3)
Supers
     Mediums or Shallows (2-4)
Top cover
     Telescoping
     Migratory
Frames
     Plastic or Wooden - waxed

OPTIONAL HIVE PARTS
Inner cover
Feeder – choose a style
     Boardman
     Top
Frame
Baggie
Queen Excluder

BEES – either a Nuc or a package 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
The approximate cost to get started in beekeeping is $500.00.

EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED WHEN IT’S TIME TO HARVEST HONEY 🍯
For removing bees from frames – choose a method
Fume board & Fischer’s Bee-Quick
Bee Escapes
Bee Brush

For the Honey House:
    Heated uncapping knife
     Uncapping Fork
     Uncapping Tub
     Extractor
     Strainer
     Bucket with Gate
     Jars and Lids
The approximate cost of materials needed for harvesting honey is $600.00

A Nucleus colony, or "Nuc", is a small functioning beehive with 4-5 frames of bees. A Nuc box includes an established laying queen with frames of brood,honey, and/or food stores. A "package of bees" is a 2-3 lb. box of bees, approximately 10,000, in a vented wooden box with a queen in a cage.