there's a guy i go to church with that wants to start beekeeping.

he has decided that he wants to be 100% treatment free and use small cell,

but there are no treatment free small cell bees for sale anywhere, not even packages.

his only chance at bees for 2013 is a purchased package of standard bees if he can find one, a captured swarm.

(he doesn't want to do any cut-outs.)

what equipment should he buy and how should he go about hiving the shooked bees?

he would ask himself , but he's not computer savy.

i told him i would try and find out.