Hey all! Thanks for the input! I was not sure that I expected the forum to be so active! (I am as new to forums as I am to bees).
I apprecaite the feedback, recommendations and advice. I have certainly checked Craigslist and have found a few things of interest for sale - but at prices that made buying new worth while. I do have a question for you though now that you mention craigslist - is drawn comb a good idea - when you do not know who you are buying from? I am not sure I want to invite problems, be they mites or disease into a new hive, but if it saved the worms a year of building out comb, it is attractive. The second question is at what price - say for 10 frames of drawn brood comb and another 10 frames of honey comb?
David - I will look into Ozark.
Joe - I would like to build them but find the idea of finger joints daunting! :-)
Kathy - and here I thought I had found a local club.