Re: No beekeeping experience want to try and do a trap out in Texas
Jamie, I am a new beekeeper so take this for what it is worth. I purchased a conplete hive from Rossman Apaires ( gabees.com) unassembled and used this for a pattern to make my hives, etc. from scrap lumber I had. This hive kit has deep brood box, medium super, inner cover, outer cover, queen excluder, frames and foundation. bought Smoker, hat and veil, and some other stuff from Amazon. you do not have to have everything to begin with but do need a hive body, frames and foundation if you use the langstrom hives which i like.
I also have built a trap out thanks to Cleo Hogan and his plans and am in process of enticing bees from live tree on my property.
one thing to consider is to try to get those bees out as soon as you can, before they build a lot of comb and honey in your home which you can not get with out possibly damaging your house.
Insect farming is soooo interesting :)