(ADBKA provide supplies (candy, inverted syrup, and honey jars) and free loan equipment to members from various locations. For more information, please see Supplies.)
The following list is subjective, but it’s a starting point.
Mainly bee hives and equipment
E.H.Thorne (Beehives) Ltd – they are one of the larger suppliers of beekeeping equipment and bee hives in the UK and have a branch in Scotland – Thornes of Scotland in Newburgh, Fife.
Their local Aberdeenshire agent is Jock McGregor of Blackburn (tel: 01224 790 468). Jock also has a 9-frame radial extractor and a steam wax-melter, both available on loan for a £10 deposit.
Maisemore Apiaries has a large selection of equipment as well as hives, including their own National polystyrene hives.
C. Wynne Jones (from Wales) supplies Swienty polystyrene National hives and a selection of equipment.
Abelo – Polystyrene Nationals and a variety of equipment.
Swienty from Denmark are the makers of Swienty hives.
Caddon Hives – a Scottish firm making high quality National, Smith, and WBC hives in wood. They also sell Maisiemore’s polystyrene hives as well as a selection of equipment.
BB Wear – makers of good quality bee-suits and also stock some beekeeping equipment.
BJ Sheriff – makers of good quality bee-suits and also sellers of beekeeping equipment.
British Beefeeds supplies Südzucker’s bee feeds – Apiinvert and Apifonda.
Brunel Microscopes Ltd – microscopy supplies, with a section for beekeepers.