Buying a starter kit allows you to get everything you need to start beekeeping in one convenient package. Practically all online beekeeping shops sell starter kits. However, make sure the contents are not second rate in quality.

Thorne do what looks to be a good beginners kit flat packed for around £230.

Obviously you can buy things seperately and remember to have a look in our classified ads to grab some second hand bargains. There may also be some retiring beekeepers in your area that might be willing to sell or even give you their old equipment.

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