Figured CL = Craigslist, What is LP?Maybe I'm missing something. I just bought 2 expensive mean hives to start without knowing
anything about beekeeping. Then the ants got them all.
Just an idea that I've been thinking about for 2 months and finally took the plunge. Got my first 3 bee
stings at the early morning of the pickup. A run down hive with many holes and aggressive AHB
inside. Now I'm growing my gentle bees from the reputable apiaries. A simple success formula would be to
control the mites, make your own bee equipment like frames, hives, stands, etc. Go through the local CL to find
materials for your bee gears for free. I turn the free LP boards into painted beehives. They're still standing after 3
years of use with an occasional linseed oil touch up.