I'm planning on purchasing my first two hives and equip for next year. I'd like to get it before Christmas just because then my sister and nephew will probably have fun painting their exteriors with weird stuff after I fully apply a paint color. I was hoping that there might be black Friday/cyber Monday deals. Is this unrealistic?

Many of the bee suppliers already seem fairly priced to me. Right now I am eyeing Mann Lake for my supplies because they are only a state away and have rite cell.