Just getting started have enrolled in a local bee club and read 5 or so really good books. Made my order from dadant (local) and am just looking for some pointers. So far I have ordered/bought from dadant or my local Home Depo the below along with (2 5frame nucs with marked queens from my local club). I bult my stands out of house studs (untreated) and put gravel out of the bottom. IF anyone sees anything or has any tricks like orientatation handling region specific. I could use the help because like anything reading and buying is a far second to years of experience. Oh and I also have a mentor locally that will help. My hives will be in Mineola where I have 50 acres along with the surrounding 5000 of wildlife preserve/grassland/rivebottom.

Telescoping cover 2
Hive inner cover 2
Screened bottom board 2
Entrance Reducer 2

Medium supers2/hive min 3
Medium Frames 60
Foundation Small cell Plasticel 60
Boardman feeder 2
Large 10 Frame Brood box 2
Large Frames 20
Foundation for Broodbox 20
Queen excluder 2
Brood builder patties 1


Smoker 1
Hive tool 1
Bee suit 1
Veil 1
Bee Brush 1
Gloves 1
spray bottle 1

Bee Nucs 2




NICE to have
Frame Spacer 1
Frame puller 1