As a hobbiest or a professional, where is your #1 choice to do your shopping for supplies?
I do all my bee related shopping at Redpath's Beekeeping Supplies. Friendly staff, all the stuff I need. I don't get anything delivered as they're only a couple of suburbs away.
I can happily recommend them but unless you're in Melbourne I doubt you'll be visiting them.
And how do they stack up to all the big names with price and service?
I'm quite happy with their prices and range and their service, at least face to face, is excellent.