​T H E  PRESCOTT BEE C L U B ​

Equipment for Beginning Beekeeping

“Bee” Prepared – Things You’ll Need for Beginning Beekeeping


TOOLS
Hive tool
Bee brush
Smoker + fuel
Frame grip*
Frame perch*
Equipment
Wooden ware
Accessories
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 use 10 or 8 frame boxes.
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 wax



OPTIONAL HIVE PARTS
Inner cover
Feeder – choose a style
Boardman
top
frame
baggie
Queen excluder



BEES – either a nuc or package


The approximate cost to get started in beekeeping is $500.00.


EQUIPMENT FOR 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.

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