Hi- I really appreciate all the insight and guidance being provided from the bb!!!! My current question is... How much should I pay for a complete hive (hive stand, bottom board, 2 deeps (with 10 frames), queen excluder, 2 supers (with 10 frams), inner cover, hive cover) ?

Where would you recommend purchasing the hives? Commercial, Select or Budget qualities?

I am just trying to get a feel for the investment required to get started.... I think I am going to start with two hives this spring using nucs?

I appreciate the time you may take to help me in my endeavors!