>As a hobbiest or a professional, where is your #1 choice to do your shopping for supplies?
All of them have a few things no one else has. I probably buy the most things from Brushy Mt, but that's been because I'm running eight frame hives and they have the most eight frame accessories and they used to be one of only a few places that advertised eight frame boxes at all.
Brushy Mt also has a lot of interesting things no one else has, or, in some cases, no one else HAD since some of them are now stocked other places. If you want a gadget there's a very good chance it's available at Brushy Mt. There are a few things I can only get at Betterbee. There are many things I can only get at Walter T. Kelly. There are some things I can only get at Dadant and some things I can only get at Mann Lake. I have bought a lot of woodenware over the years from Western Bee Supply (who I can't seem to find anymore... anyone know of a phone number? Their web site won't come up anymore).