What kind of hive to buy.
Bee hives are fairly complex and include various parts with exciting names like "honey super" and "queen excluder," which all play specific roles in the storage and collection of honey. Beyond some common structure, there are many types of hives, which beekeepers can buy or build themselves. In other words, your choice of hive will require some serious research. On the most basic level, a hive need to give the bees shelter from the wind, warmth from the morning sun, and access to water.