bee space Bee space refers to the gaps between items in a hive that permits the passage of bees. The gap is approximately 3/8″ and will be left free of wax a propolis by the bees. Related Articles: Frames With Foundation (Or Foundationless?)The two main types of foundation for your Langstroth frames are beeswax and plastic. Start with plastic and consider moving toward foundationless.How Much Does It Cost To Start Beekeeping?(2020) The short answer is +/- $600 to get going. The ultimate cost to start beekeeping depends on a variety of choices you make. Use our calculator to estimate your costs.Best Type Of Beehive For Beginners (And Why)There are 3 major types of hives: Langstroth, Warré and horizontal hives like a Top Bar hive. We describe how they each work including pros and cons and why we think you should start with Langstroth.Beekeeping Terms: 12 To Know UpfrontWe've added a glossary to our site to help you learn some beekeeper terminology. As a new beekeeper, let's go over 12 beekeeping terms you should know from the outset.