What are some common supplies needed by beekeepers?


Quick Answer

Beekeepers need a hive tool, a beekeeping jacket with a veil, gloves, a smoker and a bee brush. Beekeepers also need bee boxes, or hives, where the bees can live and place their honey.

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Hive tools are useful for separating the parts of the bee box that are stuck together with honey. For protection, beekeepers need a beekeeping jacket with a veil, or a beekeepers hat and gloves. Even for experienced beekeepers, a veil is important to keep the bees from getting stuck in the hair. A smoker helps calm the bees before collecting honey, and the bee brush helps the beekeeper gently brush off bees that remain on the beeswax sheets.

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