Wow! I get wood for $0.85 a foot, bees in trees for free. There is 20 BF in a hive.
I could let them build wild comb, but I splurge and get Pierco for $0.86 a sheet by the case in a pallet.
The 9/3 extractor is my only expense at just over $400.
$16 for a veil and $12 for a tall smoker, hive tools are $1 by the thousand.