How much will getting started in beekeeping cost?

Most beekeeping supply companies offer beginner’s kits that include a basic hive and beekeeping tools for about $500. A three pound package of bees will cost about $100 to $150 and a 5 frame nucleus hive now goes for about $150 to $200 dollars (as of Spring 2014). We recommend that most beginners feed their colonies sugar water for the first year to help get them established.

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