Purchase list for 1 hive plus all clothing and tools
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This list is for getting started and includes all equipment you will need for the first year. I recommend all medium frame boxes (instead of deep for the bottom box), since it makes the system completely interchangeable and much easier to lift.
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One 10 frame Beginner Hive, all Medium frames
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6 ⅝ inch medium hive boxes with wood frames, painted
HK-210 Mann Lake$60.95$243.80
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1Screened bottom board w/ built in beetle traps SBB Country Rubes$67.00$67.00
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1telescoping outer cover and inner cover, paintedWW-289 Mann Lake$40.95$40.95
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1metal queen excluderHD-120m Mann Lake$6.95$6.95
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1moisture boardWW-380 Mann Lake$6.95$6.95
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1entrance reducerWW-354 Mann Lake$1.75$1.75
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1boardman entrance feederFD-100 Mann Lake$4.25$4.25
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1hive beetle spacer
Spacers Country Rubes
$25.00$25.00
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Total for One Beginner Hive$396.65
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Hive Inspection Equipment
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1Dadant SuitV01180M Dadant$84.95$84.95
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1GlovesM011372 Dadant$23.25$23.25
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1SmokerM00927 Dadant$43.95$43.95
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1Bee brushHD-660 Mann Lake$5.95$5.95
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1J-hook toolM00856 Dadant$9.95$9.95
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1Dadant folding veil
https://www.dadant.com/catalog/v01093-dadant-folding-veil
$19.06$19.06
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1Dadant sun helmetWhite M01087W$20.95$20.95
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Total for Inspection Equipment$102.16
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Honey Harvest Equipment
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1Fume boardHD-155 Mann Lake$14.95$14.95
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1Fisher's beequick fume sprayDC-155 Mann Lake$15.95$15.95
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Note: this does not include equipment to extract honey, such as: honey spinner, uncapping knife, drip trays, etc. Most local bee organizations have this equipment to borrow or rent, and Beekind in Sebastopol rents equipment.Total for Extraction$30.90
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Grand total before taxes and shipping$529.71
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