I am from Boston but have lived in Thailand for 11 years now and am brand new to Beekeeping.
I bought an 8 frame NUC from the Bee Farm near me for 3500 BHAT which equals 102.00 USD. Bought it April 7 and it is doing great so far.
I can buy waxed and wired frames for 1.50 each, those are full wax sheets not starter strips.
There is a Beefarm with over 2000 hives 30 minutes away from me but they really don't sell supplies just bees, hives, and NUC's and frames.
I have a sawmill 5 minutes away that has done a lot of work in my house with Teak, I have them building 5 hives for me, just gave them the order, not sure the price but it will be cheap.
Still looking for a Beekeeping club or group here and for a supplier that is local. I have an order coming from Mann lake.....shipping was insane but I need a few things until I find a better cheaper way to do it.
Chiang Mai University does things with bees here and I am in contact with them to see what they can tell me about local conditions and local pests.