Thanks for all the great info I appreciate it.
--- Dana <[address removed]> wrote:
> After researching a little, I think that the best
> people to order supplies
> from is New England Farms. The great thing about
> them is:
> 1) They have a new hive shape, the Top Bar Hive,
> that is more like a
> hexagon, and thus really a greater pleasure for the
> bees. It's the latest thing. I
> don't even have one like that because they just
> started to make them! It's
> called a Top Bar Hive. The coolest kind to get
> comes complete with all the
> stuff you need except the wax. For $300 it includes
> an observation window, where
> we'd be able to watch the bees in action! For $250,
> we could go without that,
> but I hope we can get the observation window. It
> would be so great if kids
> could observe the bees without opening the box.
> 2) They also sell bees. The bees are ordered as a
> nuc, which usually means a
> nucleus of about 1 pound or 1,500 bees with a
> queen. He sells Biodynamic
> bees, which have been raised organically, and has
> very strong stock
> 3) He can put together a package for us including
> the box, the bee-keeping
> suit, the smoker, hive tool and brush...
> The set should include:
> A white ventilated helmet
> Square Tie Veil
> Economy Smoker
> Bee Brush
> 10" Maxant Hook-end hive Tool
> Stainless Steel Frame Holder
> Premium Frame Grip
> Burr Comb Catch Box
> and any nails he recommends for building the
> The guy over there, Pat Imbimbo, is at (518)
> 642-3270. He has 70 colonies
> and sounds like a cool guy.
> Other bee-keeping suppliers include Dadant Co. and
> Better Bee, in case Pat
> doesn't carry everything you need you can use them,
> and you can also
> investigate their starter bee-keeping kits, which
> maty be much cheaper. Dadant is a
> pretty good supplier.
> But I heard of Pat through Chris Harp, one of New
> York's finest bee-keeping
> teachers, and I think he'd give you very good
> service. Dadant has starter
> kits but they are more old-fashioned, and less
> organic. If there are budget
> issues, if you call Pat he'll probably be able to
> make suggestions.
> Also, Chris Harp in New Paltz offers excellent
> bee-keeping classes. You can
> see the schedule on his website at
> For research and to begin learning about
> apiculture, you may go to:
> colony.htm and
> (http://bees.libra...) is a
> great site including old beekeeping texts
> http:plantphys.info/Plants Human/bees/bees.html is
> a wonderful site to learn
> about the biology of honeybees
> (http://www.backya...) has a focus on top
> bar hives
> and _http://members.ao...
> has information on water gardens for honeybees
> which could be very useful.
> is good for facts and history.
> There are many books available from Better Bee and
> Good luck getting started!
> DanaIn a message dated 6/2/2008 9:59:45 P.M.
> Eastern Daylight Time,
> [address removed] writes:
> I found a few bees in my shed a couple of weeks ago
> while cleaning out my shed. I think they were
> starting to make a hive; I would like to build or
> one to produce some bee pollen & honey. I do not
> much experience so what do you suggest? I have a
> yard for and a small shed and a few big
> trees in the backyard. Where is the best place to
> supplies to get started? Thanks Nick
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