To start beekeeping, the beekeeping supplies you MUST have are pretty minimal.
You will need a bee smoker and a hive tool.
You will also need bee gloves and a bee veil, or you may decide that you’re more comfortable with a full bee suit.
These beekeeping supplies will be all you need to get started – along with your hive and bees, of course!
Like many hobbies, though, once you get into beekeeping, you may find yourself wanting to spend lots of money to acquire a lot of bee supplies and equipment.
Nothing wrong with that!
In fact, unlike some hobbies, you may be able to earn a return on the money you invest in your beekeeping hobby.
If you produce extracted honey, there’s lot’s of honey equipment you might want to acquire to make harvesting and processing the honey faster, easier, and more efficient.
And if you’re a person who likes gizmos and gadgets, well, there’s plenty of those you can play with as a beekeeper.
But the only beekeeping supplies that you must have are the ones listed above. They will get you started, and you might find that they will be all you need for many years.
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