I know Ebert Honey out of Mt. Vernon sells bees. I would reserve a package now, as they do run out. You can figure out equipment for them between now and April when packages are usually ready for pick up.That was one of the places that I was looking at, but was wondering if there was anyone closer that had quality bees.
I order a lot from Mann Lake Bee Supply in MN, or Dadant like said above. Lots of good places. Also, Lappe as well as Spring Valley Honey Farms in Perry. Quite a drive though from Waterloo/CR area. I think they may be others though. I'm guessing Ebert's sells equipment too.