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The Beekeeping Supplies You’ll Need to Become a Beekeeper

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To get started in 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!

You Might WANT to Have More Than You MUST Have…

As with many hobbies, once you get into beekeeping you may find yourself wanting to spend lots of money to acquire a lot of bee supplies and equipment.

If you produce extracted honey, for example, there’s lot’s of honey equipment you might want to acquire to make harvesting and processing the honey faster, easier, and more efficient.

Or if you’re a person who likes gizmos and gadgets, well, there’s plenty of those you can play with as a beekeeper.
Money Well Spent

I can assure you that it’s certainly possible to spend lots of money on this hobby.

Nothing wrong with that if it brings you pleasure!

But with beekeeping, all the money you spend on your hobby won’t necessarily just disappear down a black hole.

Because unlike many hobbies, you may be able to earn a return on the money you invest in your beekeeping hobby.

Many hobbyists do quite well selling honey, beeswax, candles, pollen, and other beekeeping-related products.

But there’s no need to spend big bucks if you’re just getting started. The supplies mentioned above are all you’ll need to begin your beekeeping career.

And you might find that they’ll be all you need for many years.


I am so excited to be able to share everything I have learned about bees and beekeeping from 3 generations of beekeepers. We can't have a healthy planet without healthy bees so let's work together and make the world a better place!

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