New to beekeeping. What is your recommended order of equipment purchase to be ready by Spring?
I am in the midst of taking a beekeeping course. The course talks about equipment but I wanted to ask those experienced in real-life beekeeping here what is the recommended order of equipment to purchase starting now leading up to go-live in Spring. This is to allow me to spread out the costs over several months. I am starting with zero equipment. Also, I see Amazon carries equipment but I would like to give some of my money to small businesses if possible. Where is a good list of those? I am in North Carolina, USA so hope that helps in identifying equipment needs and timeframes for weather changes.