The tools of the trade
There are many beekeeping equipment suppliers, and some equipment can be purchased on amazon, ebay, or similar sites. Used equipment can sometimes be purchased from beekeepers, traded through a bee club, or on a site like craigslist. Some equipment can even be made, if you enjoy DIY projects. Below is a list of some beekeeping equipment with links to where it can be purchased. Purchases made through clicks from this site will help by providing associate fees for the purchase referral.
Parts of the Hive
From the stand to the outer cover
The hive is made up of several parts- and there are many types of hives. Here I will be referring to the most commonly used hive- the Langstroth Hive. The Langstroth Hive was invented by Reverend Langstroth and has become the standard hive used around the world. It is a removable frame hive, that has boxes of frames that can be added or removed as the colony grows or shrinks. From bottom to top- here are the main components.