For the most part there have been only a few big beekeeping supply stores. Most folks in Texas buy from Dadant or Mann Lake and another up an coming store Texas Bee Supply that just opened. Anytime you purchase from these stores they will collect sales tax. Anytime you find a vendor outside of Texas, say Kelley Beekeeping, Bennit Apiary, Rossman Apiary, or Western Bee Supply they should not collect a sales tax and you may want to consider this beforehand when making a purchase. If you are not already exempt please see the section on Sales Tax Exemption. If you are a interested in buying bulk orders of woodenware, boxes, frames, lids and bases you will most likely want to check out Shastina Millwork. There are several small vendors of beekeeping equipment you can find places in an around town and most beekeeping operations usually have a limited amount of supplies. For instance, The Ace Hardware on Jones Road, has a very small and limited selection of beekeeping supplies to choose from when in a pinch. Please feel free to list any an all the places you like to visit for you beekeeping supply needs.