|Southcentral Alaska Beekeepers Association
|Q. What do I need to get started?
A. Here is some of the basic equipment a beekeeper might need to begin beekeeping, along with their approximate cost.
|Beekeepers hear some of the same questions each year from "newbees" wanting to give beekeeping a try.
The information below addresses some of those questions.
|First of all it is a really good idea to read everything you can get your hands on about beekeeping, keeping in mind
that all methods may not apply to our northern climate, because of our short season.
Those differences are discussed at length at the Beginner Beekeepers Class in the spring.
These are a few recommended books, with more listed on the Books About Bees page.
|The Beekeepers Handbook
by: Dana Sammataro
and Alphonse Avitabile
Guide to Bees and Honey
by: Ted Hooper
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping
by: Roger A Morse
The Prairie Beekeeping Manual
by: Dorothy Murrell
and Donald N. MacDonald
|In addition you may need some or all of the following tools
|<------ Medium Supers
|<------ Deep Supers
|<------ Bottom Board
which may or may not look like this one
approx cost: $40
|<------ Hive tool
approx cost: $6
|<------ Bee Brush
approx cost: $4
|Link to: Bee Supplies Page
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