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Beekeeping Tools and Equipment

The Hive is going to be the biggest expense when it comes to raising bees. From there you will probably spend a little to get your batch of bees. Then after that you just need a few tools and some equipment to keep you going in your pursuit of beekeeping. It can get expensive depending on how you do it and what you want. But you can keep the expense way down with a little effort and creativity.




This picture shows most of my equipment

  • Some coveralls
  • Bee helmet face shield
  • Bee keeper gloves
  • A smoker
  • Hive tool
  • Bee brush
  • Lighter for the smoker



Here is a closer look at the smoker. The bellows is on the left you squeeze the bellows and smoke comes out. The conical top of the smoker is hinged so you just hinge it open, add some burning materials and light it.

Here is a look at the Bee Brush in action.

After this you probably want to think about how you are going to extract the honey. This can be difficult and problematic but you can just contact some local bee associations and ask them for help. Typically somebody with an extractor will do your honey for you in exchange for some honey. If you want to buy your own extractor (As I have done) You can shop around craigslist or ebay and get a reasonable price. They last forever. I do have more information about extractors and my extractor here including pictures and a video of how to use one: The Honey Extractor




Deluxe Beehive Starter Kit -

  • YOU'VE JUST FOUND THE EASIEST WAY TO START BEEKEEPING. Perfect Unassembled Hives for Beginners and Pro Beekeepers Alike. Get All The Equipment You Need In One Place Right Now, Make a Real Difference For the Environment, and Start Having Years of Fun!
  • OUR 8-FRAME BEE HIVE STARTER KIT GIVES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED (EXCEPT THE BEES!) TO WORK LIKE THE PROS. All the Beekeeping Supplies to Get Started, Easy to lift hives, high quality wood, 6-5/8 inch depth 8 frame Langstroth supers, PLUS All the tools you'll need, bee veil, gloves, smoker and fuel, hive tool, Perfect For Beginners and Pros Alike, Comes unassembled, only basic carpentry skills required.
  • YOU GET IT ALL WITH THIS KIT. TWO 8-frame 6-5/8 inch wooden supers, 16 6 1/4 inch grooved top bar frames, 16 Sheets plastic based foundation, One Bottom board, One Telescoping metal cover, One Inner cover, One Reversible entrance reducer, One Entrance feeder, One All purpose hive tool, One Protective Bee Veil (hat in picture not included), One Sting resistant gloves, One Bee smoker to calm bees, One Smoker fuel 1 lb, Book: First Lessons in Beekeeping, Assembly instructions.

Mann Lake 10 Frame Traditional Basic Starter Kit -

  • 10 Frame traditional basic starter kit
  • Kit includes one 9-5/8-inch assembled hive body, ten 9-1/8-inch assembled painted wood frames with waxed Rite-Cell foundation
  • Also includes assembled telescoping cover with inner cover, assembled bottom board with reducer, one 10-inch hive tool
  • Also contains one pair economy leather gloves, one Alexander bee veil, one dome top smoker with guard, one the new Starting Right with Bees book
  • Measures 22-inch length by 18-1/2-inch width by 13-1/7-inch height


Stainless steel Frame holder lifter grip tool -

The frame grip is used to clamp the top bar of a frame to remove the frames from the hive. Lifting the frames from the hive becomes an easy job. A very useful beekeeping equipment tool to protect the bee sting. Durable spring, stainless steel handle, a more precise capture of framework.

Beehive Frame Perch Tool

Attach the perch to the side of the box and then use it to rest frame during inspection. 18.75 Inches long and 6.25 Inches wide. Dimensions: 19"x 8"x 4.5" Weight: 1.10 Lbs.


Jhook lifter scraper tool

The J shape hook is used to lift out the first frame. The sharp edge for cutting off beeswax as a scraper. Hive tool is the must have tool for the beekeeper.
The hive tool is a mini crow bar that is used to pry apart hive bodies and supers. This Stainless J hook hive tool is made of Stainless steel which makes it very hard to bend or break. It is a multi function tool. Length approx 11inch Weight approx 160g


Beekeeper suit

Complete Bee Keeper Suit Helmet Pants Gloves Pest Control bee wasps hornets yellow jackets etc.. Your Choice of size Large or Extra Large or XXL

The Deluxe Professional Bee Suit features a comfortable and durable cotton/poly bee suit with elastic wrist and leg openings, square zipper veil, ventilated helmet and gloves.

Beekeeper Pull Over Jacket and Veil-Small




Frame Lifter - J Hook Hive Tool



Mann Lake HD584 Steel Standard Hive Tool, 9-Inch

Hive tool is the "must have" tool for the beekeeper. Made of extra thin spring steel material. The hive tool is a mini crow bar that is used to pry apart hive bodies and supers. Its large hooked end is ideal for lifting up frames and the flat end is used to scrape off any excess wax or propolis on the frames and hive walls. Designed with a nail remover so you don't have to carry an extra tool. Measures 9-inch length by 1-3/4-inch width by 1-1/4-inch height.


Beehive - 10 Frame Langstroth - Cedar - honey bee

We were recently asked by a customer to make them a cedar beehive. We had so much fun making it we decided to add it to our product line. Introducing our newest product 10 Frame CEDAR beehives All our hives are made from the finest quality Western Red Cedar These hives are BEEautiful! *40 frames included* A FREE BEEKEEPING GUIDE WITH EVERY PURCHASE. Hives can be stained or clear coated but why would you paint such a beautiful wood. Left in its natural state, Western Red Cedar weathers down with a lovely soft grey patina. This FULLY ASSEMBLED 10-FRAME beehive consists of: (2) Deep (9 5/8") hive bodies (2) Medium (6 5/8") supers (1) inner cover - spline jointed (1) top cover (galvanized clad) (1) reversible bottom board with 3/8" and 7/8" entrance (40) Frames are INCLUDED CONSTRUCTION All Hive bodies are constructed from 100% Western Red Cedar Top cover is clad in galvanized sheet metal. All Frames (40) are INCLUDED Hive bodies and supers are rabbet jointed, stapled, glued and screwed.


Goodland Bee Supply® Complete Tool Assortment - Bee Smoker, Frame Spacer, Serrated Decapping / Uncapping Knife and Roller, Frame Grip, J-Hook and Wood Handle Hive tools.

This Goodland Bee Supply® tool set covers the basics and a little bit more. If you're just starting out or are looking to replace a few worn tools this Goodland Bee Supply® kit is the best value for a professional set of beekeeping accessories. This set includes the Goodland Bee Supply® 11" professional stainless steel smoker with a free 3 pack of smoking fuel, Goodland Bee Supply® frame spacing tool, Goodland Bee Supply® frame grip, Goodland Bee Supply® serrated stainless steel uncapping knife, Goodland Bee Supply® uncapping roller, Goodland Bee Supply® J-Hook hive tool, Goodland Bee Supply® Wood handled pry and scrape tool and a Goodland Bee Supply® natural soft hair bee brush.


Beekeeping Tools Kit - 6 Pieces -

  • 1 pc-Bee Hive Frame Grip
  • 1 pc-Synthetic Bee Hive Brush
  • 1 pc- Bee Hive Tool
  • 1 pc-Mini Beekeeping Entrance Feeder
  • 1 pc-Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel - Small

Hive Smoker Round Top


Beehive Kit - 1 Deep - 1 Medium


KwikStart Smoker Pellets -

  • Simply light with a flame, blow it out and watch the smoke roll


Beehive Kit - 3 Mediums

This is a completely assembled and painted hive kit. It includes all the essential items of a hive. Made with finger-jointed white pine supers. Includes a screened bottom board, mite board, feeder, entrance reducer, inner cover and lid. This kit includes 3 medium sized supers. Medium supers are lighter and easier to handle. The bottom two boxes will typically be used as the brood chamber. These are commercial grade quality hives. This means that there may be some minor knots in the wood, they may have a bit of a rougher cut, or the paint may not complete every nook and cranny. Our goal is to sell a quality structurally sound hive. Hives are painted with a block-out primer and then covered with a 15-year semi-gloss coat. If you need a quick hive for a swarm you've found or are you installing from a purchased bee package - This is the hive you need!