hi everyone i have hopes of starting 1-2 hives this year but i didn't realize how behind i was. i have neither any boxes or bees. anyone have suggestions for getting equipment quick? should i wait it out until next spring so the bees have enough time to setup their colony and store up reserves for the winter?
Locally you have Shastina Millworks for boxes, then there is Rhul Bee Supply and Glorybee slightly to the North. There is also Dadant in Chico and Mann Lake in Woodland Ca. One should be able to find everything they need to get started with these suppliers. I can supply bees if you can get the materials you need to care for them.
John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com Great queens require MANY GREAT DRONES... every single time.