HiYas! I am starting to get things togeather to launch a couple of hives this spring and I was wanting some input as to my plans, if you guys don't mind.
I've never kept bees before, but have been researching it for the past couple of years and have the wife and kids agreeing to a trail run of two hives here in Central Oklahoma. We don't want to use chems, so we are leaning towards the small cell methods and are currently looking for some suppliers of small cell bees. We plan on two hives with three broodboxes, plus three supers (should we get lucky and get honey the first year). I was thinking about using deeps for all the supers with was 4.9 foundation (if I can find it). Other than a veil and smoker, is there anything else that I am missing here?
Any advice would be helpful!