What is the start up cost to get bees and a hive?
Mine was about $300. Bees alone were $150.00
That sounds about right, although I will probably be getting a good deal on the bees since my bee club will be placing a large group order for the whole class.
That is so cool! I used a supplier from GA last year and I loved my bees, but UPS has been giving him grief about the shipping and now shipping alone is $250.00. I will likely go with a supplier from IN and go and pick up the bees myself. Also, hopefully my bees right now will make it. BOY that colony grew like crazy this summer! I hope they arent too big and starve themselves! It was so funny, I started out with Italians and all of a sudden I had 3-4 different types of bees living in my hive too. I will look into a local bee club as well, would be nice to share experiences.