Hi flytrapman, assume you looking for starter equipment? Wigan is a pretty long jog to Wragby, but Thornes do a very reasonable Bees on a Buget range which is good for a starter , and I think only available online.
I don't have anything for sale but I did get a Bees on a Budget kit last year that included smoker, jacket and veil, tools and a full hive. I would recommend that if you are starting from scratch. If you add the cost of all the individual items the kit worked out good value. I have just bought two more Budget Hives for next year and hopefully expansion.
In future though I am toying with the idea of making plywood hives as I have all the kit for doing the job, it is the time bit that makes it hard though.
Good luck with your search, but from what I have seen any kit that comes on the market moves quickly.
Hi All. Thanks for the responses I have sent for thornes catalogue and intended buying a starter kit from them.
Hi Flatters I have joined Lancashire Bee Keepers and I am part way through a basic course with them at the moment. Where abouts in Wigan are you based I am in aspull