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Beekeeping Financial Report
We started beekeeping in 2023 and I have been tracking all of our expenses associated with getting started. Beekeeping can be costly to get into, but I hope by sharing our experience both at the beginning and as time goes on it will help new beekeepers to have a better grasp of the financial commitment before they dive in.
Last updated: 06/03/2023
|02/16||Beekeeping Kit||Blue Ridge Bee Co||$228.34*|
|02/23||Vented Gloves||Mann Lake||$39.90||Two pairs|
|02/23||ProVent Suit||Mann Lake||$299.90||Two suits|
|02/23||Bee Brush||Mann Lake||$8.95|
|03/13||Entrance Feeder||Northwest Hardware||$8.00|
|03/13||Varroa Check||Northwest Hardware||$25.00|
|03/21||Two Medium Supers + 20 Frames||Blue Ridge Bee Co||$101.00|
|04/26||Nuc||Local seller||$200.00||included delivery|
|05/15||SHB Traps (4)||Northwest Hardware||$12.00|
|06/01||Hopguard (10 pack), Reusable SHB traps (3)||Mann Lake||$75.00||includes $12 shipping|
It's important to note that we were encouraged to start with a minimum of two hives in the first year, but for financial and personal reasons chose to start with one, understanding the risks and challenges this decision may have.
*Beekeeping kit total included telescoping cover, inner cover, deep box with 10 frames, two medium boxes with 10 frames each, large smoker, hive tool, and bottom board.