Links & Resources
 

Start up Costs

The following chart will give you some idea of the items to look at when you are getting started into the hobby beekeeping sideline. Naturally you can choose to start with only one colony of bees, or several, depending on how interested you are in this venture. For ordering information, see names below chart. Prices subject to change. Original valued based on 2012 costs.
 
SUGGESTED LIST OF EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO OPERATE A 5-COLONY APIARY
HIVE EQUIPMENT
 
25 Manitoba-Made Supers ($12.45 ea.)
$311.25
5 Wax-Dipped Metal Hive Covers ($18.50 ea.)
$92.50
5 Wax-Dipped Bottom Boards ($9.10 ea.)
$45.50
5 Entrance Reducers ($ .90 ea.)
$ 4.50
5 Plastic Frame Feeders With Bee Ladders ($5.50 ea.)
$27.50
250 Manitoba-Made Lewis GT/GB Frames ($ .78 ea.)
$195.00
250 Sheets Permadent Wax-Coated Foundation ($ .85 per sheet)
$212.50
1 Gallon Paint (Not sold at Bee Maid-Estimated Cost)
$25.00
 
$954.25
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
 
7” Pro-Bellows Smoker With Shield
$38.50
10” Hive Tool
$6.95
Folding Wire Bee Veil
$17.95
Woven Helmet
$15.50
Standard Bee Suit
$43.00
 
$121.90
HONEY HOUSE EQUIPMENT
 
Dadant “Jr. Bench” 2-Frame Hand-Driven Extractor
$395.00
Speed King Electric Uncapping Knife
$125.00
175lb. Plastic Storage Tank
$89.25
2” Metal Honey Gate
$56.50
Nylon Straining Cloth-1 Yard
$7.50
 
$673.25
YEARLY REQUIREMENTS
 
5 1KG. Packages of Bees ($143.00 ea.)
$715.00
454g. Oxytetracycline (125 Treatments)
$ 7.75
2 20kg. Sugar
$54.50
 
$777.25
OPTIONAL ITEMS
 
Bee Brush
$ 3.95
Cowhide Bee Gloves
$20.95
50 Metal Frame Rests ($ .43 ea.)
$21.50
0.5g. Fumagilin
$16.00
5 Metal Queen Excluders ($8.00 ea.)
$40.00
 
$102.40
 
 
TOTAL (not including taxes)
$2629.05

http://www.beemaidbeestore.com/

EMAIL: JKOLESAR@BEEMAID.COM / MBERGMANN@BEEMAID.COM

625 Roseberry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0T4 Ph: 783-2240 ext. 228

(2012 prices are estimated and subject to change without notice)
page updated 12 March 2014