I am very impressed with the Cordovan Italian bees purchased from (C.F.) Koehnen
The honey product was outstanding and the bees appears to be very healthy and robust. If they over-winter well, I will definitely purchase additional Cordovan Italian bees from them.
Also, am impressed with the equipment from Brushy Mountain and Mann Lake.
I prefer Brushy Mountain's woodenware design, however, I know that each beekeeper has their own personal tastes. Raising bees is a little like raising children and we have our own style of the care, love, and feeding that we give to each one.