Well, If you decide to take the plunge and keep some hives...
I highly suggest moving away from the old wooden style super frames and
going to the added cost of this style of NICE frames... http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=352
It just makes maintenance so much easier and the extraction from these
is a breeze...they really help the bees extrude Nice quality wax as well....
Some one also posted on here they wanted some bee wax and I will also recommend
Wyoming Honey Co. Mills, WY as a possible source for that material. I get mine there.
414 N 1st Ave
Mills, WY 82604
They do not have a WWW presence that I know of.
Disclaimer: all information above is published in public realm and I am not affiliated with the aforementioned
in any way. They are good people that make a living from bees and bee products I recommend them wholly.