Supplies for beehives and beekeeping can often be bought from specialty beekeeper shops online, from local farm store, and through local beekeeping organizations. In addition, some individual beekeepers may sell equipment or entire hives secondhand and can be a valuable source of information on beekeeping.
Because many online retailers for beekeeping supplies charge shipping fees according to distance, try to find a local source or a nearby mail order company. Local sources are also helpful because they are in a better position to advise on the best equipment for maintaining hives in a specific climate. Beekeeping organizations can be an excellent source of recommendations, even if they themselves do not have the ability to sell equipment.