Our family has a hundred acres plus of rural land, with a few old farm fields included. Im looking at getting two or three hives to start as a hobby. Honey for the family. Ok I admit it.. it'd be more fun to sell it than give it away!!!
Im in upstate NY, Oneida County.... Im just learning with this site and the book I bought (Cornell pub). Im a bit overwhelmed by the variety of choices with equipment to begin with, but so far i seem to be leaning with deep frames for the bees to live and store in, and medium supers on top. I keep reading different advice, but this is my starting point.
Im interested in some regional advice (I do have some local contacts as well) to hear what others are doing for hardware... I think I am going to assemble components mostly by Dadant (figure i can drive to Waverly to avoid shipping charges) or maybe Betterbee. I still have to figure out getting packages this spring locally so if anyone can help that'd be apprieciated.
Im sure my firsts posts will oooze my naivety, but hoping that will improve over time.
Thanks for having me here, Bluelake