I am a first year beekeeper w/ 2 hives. I purchased enough new woodenware for 10 hives(50 mediums) from a gentleman who kept hives in the 1980's. I loaded my van with everything he had, woodenware, suits, foundation, frames, top feeders,frame feeders,smokers,queen excluders, equipment for rearing queens and many other items.
Good thing my wife decided not to come with me to pick up the items. I would of had to leave her there because the front seat was loaded with 2 cases of frames and 3 cases of wax foundation. I went to the local bee class and learned one valuable lesson; I knew absolutely nothing. Here is a toast (honey whine of coarse) to beekeepers and successful harvests for years to come.