Like Beth mentioned, there's a ton of stuff out there. When buying equipment, it shop around for a good price. You'd be surprised at how one supplier is dollars cheaper than another supplier. Also, make sure you don't have an apiary near your home (or hives). I went 3 months without realizing that there is a 2800 hive apiary/supplier 15 minutes from my home! Knowing about that place would have helped if, for one, they would have a website, two, I would have been from the area originally, and three, they would advertise better. You never know what you'll find.