Iím looking to expand my apiary this year from two hives to about 6 but I have a hard time shelling out nearly a grand for 4 more hives. Iím the kind of guy who is always looking for a sale or doesnít mind used things but with bee equipment it seems that used equipment is frowned upon and itís really not that cheap when you can find it used. When I see it used the folks are basically asking for 15% off new.
Do you have any recommendations for where to find inexpensive hives or when good sales can be found? The best I can find right now is assembled and painted hive for 230.