Well my 4 hives have been ordered so i went to my local association shop (in a fellas garage) and picked up my frame parts. Good lord am i going to have sore thumbs and fingers nailing that lot together.
Just ordered 20 supers, 250 shallow frames and foundation (plus enough 14x12 and national broad frames to rotate out 1/3 of frames in existing hives) 10 roofs, 20 crown boards, 4 pollen traps and a load of other bits and pieces.
Now all I have to do is sneak it past the Mrs into the garage... lol
with mine and my missus lack of experience im able to sell her the idea that we can get some pin money out of this and lots of honey...maybe after building a few hunnerd frames and getting stung a few times...as well as a sticky kitchen after harvest my time is going to be short to enjoy it.
You can get away with it the first year saying "think of all the money we will make selling honey",trouble is you forget to say that all the money made is needed to buy more hives and frames for next year as you plan to expand by 100%
I ordered some stuff in the Thorne's sale. . . . . I was a bit more restrained than some of you I got 3 brood bodies, 3 roofs and 3 OM floors, collected them today as I was passing Wragby from one job to another. My van smelt lovely all the way home (makes a change from smelling of sheep and cows)