WARNING: Beekeeping is addictive, it will consume your time as you explain your new love with friends and neighbors. I have two live bee colonies for sale and enough wares to split two colonies into four colonies in the spring. You have to admit this would be a slam dunk Christmas gift for nature lovers, bakers, and anyone who has a sweet tooth. I am a backyard beekeeper--you need very little space in your yard (or a neighbor's field with permission) to keep bees.
Never kept bees before? No worries, these bees will keep in a cluster until spring so you have time to study, learn, and ask questions. Even if you are slow don't worry, the bees will go to work with or without you.
These bees have been feed for winter and really only need warm weather before they bring in the sweet nectar from the beautiful yellow rapeseed fields of Germany.
Here is the breakdown:
3 x screened bottom boards...3 x $30= $90
1 x bottom board = $20
4 x telescoping covers and inner covers $35 x 4= $140
2 x deep brood boxes w/frames and bees $160 X 2 = $360
7 x deep brood boxes w/no bees $20 x 7= $140
2 x medium honey supers $52 x 2= $104
2 x queen excluders $3.75 x 2= $7
1 x smoker = $40.00
1 x bee brush $6.00
2 x 7-frame nucleus boxes 2x $45= $90
You don't need every component seen here to start off...but the bees build up strong in the spring and you won't be sorry to have the extra wares. You will need to also purchase a few six gallon buckets to harvest all the honey. I'm taking my honey with me.. BTW, local honey makes great Christmas gifts. I ran out of friends before I ran out of honey ;-) This hobby pays for itself fast!
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