Hi all you bee people! A few months ago I was lurking around and asking questions about a hive for our son. Well, I think we are ready. I know this isn't the ideal time to get a hive started, but it will take awhile to gather and build all we need. What I was wondering is if you could give me a DETAILED (like explaining to a 4 year old :haha: ) list of EXACTLY what we need to start. He's read a couple books, but I'd like to buy one for reference. I know we need some sort of suit, but what? As far as the hive, I want to do the top bar, because he's a little on the thin (not too stout) side, and I'm not too sure how much I'll be able to help him. And maybe if there is someone in the western part of Oregon that we could talk to, and possibly visit? Thanks so much!