I'm new to beekeeping and in the process of moving from England to Nottoway County, VA. My wife and I have been living overseas for a number of years and are in the process of 'coming home.' We are both excited and nervous at the same time.

I have started learning about beekeeping by taking a course here in England. I'm learning a lot and am looking forward to applying my training in the field. As I begin this venture, it would be helpful to find someone who is knowledgeable about what apiary equipment is 'common' between the two countries. I don't want to buy and then ship too much equipment from here if it is off-standard in the US.

Thanks for your help and encouragement.