I’ve been interested in beekeeping all my life, but until about a year ago I didn’t know anyone who kept bees. I’ve been attending The Wilkes County Beekeepers Club since the spring of 2007. But it wasn’t until today that I went and purchased the necessary supplies from Miller Bee Supply to begin this exciting new hobby. Howard Blackburn, a local Master Beekeeper, helped get me started. He brought over a hive of his, and told me what to purchase. Below is the list of supplies he told me to purchase. They do offer beginners kits, but this is what Howard recommeded, and I trust him.

Item CodeQuantityDescriptionPrice
M3421Ventilated Helmut12.75
M3511Square Veil14.25
M92714 x 7 SS Smoker29.80
M3151Frame Grip12.95
M3141Hive Tool4.95
W920C 1-91Complete Hive Commercial Grade50.40
F51518 1/2 10 Sheets9.40
W520 1-915 11/16 Shallow Super7.70
W503105 3/8 Frames Slotted6.80
F52514 3/4 10 Sheets5.95
M1881Queen Excluder Metal7.20
Total (Tax not incld.)162.04

This article was last updated on: 08 May 2008