No doubt about it, beekeeping has made it into the mainstream of American life. You can now order a complete beekeeping kit—instructions included!—at Costco. Or in some places, like here in Olympia, you can walk into your local warehouse and pick one up.
For just $274.99 at the warehouse or $299.99 online, you can get a complete hive with window, honey super, bee suit, hat, gloves, hive tool, bee brush, uncapping fork, liquid smoke, and complete instructions. Bees are not included.
Wonders never cease. Actually, I think the honey super is pretty cool. It is two boxes, each holding four frames, that sit side-by-side. It seems like these would be a lot easier to handle than conventional boxes.
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