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Offline TwT

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« on: January 03, 2005, 09:49:34 AM »
I was just wondering where everybody gets there supplies from , my top choice is BetterBee, they beat about everbody elses prices as long as they carry what your looking for , mannlake is a good one too on somethings. just wondered who your favorite supplier was?
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Offline BigRog

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2005, 09:56:35 AM »
I have a guy about 15 min away who sells beekeeping supplies
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005, 09:56:51 AM »
Betterbee is the only place I have ordered anything so far.

NO wait. R.Weaver for bees.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005, 10:27:10 AM »
I like Kellys for my frames. They seem to assemble better for me than some others. I have found them so nice to deal with that I get most of my things from them.

Here a place with a list of suppliers in different lanuages.
 http://www.apiservices.com/_menus_us/index.htm?logo.htm&1

Another supplier: Plastiac frames.
http://www.beecare.com/indexDynFrames.htm?http://www.beecare.com/Navigation/SideNavFrame.htm&0

A list of suppliers
http://eppserver.ag.utk.edu/Bees/suppliers.htm

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005, 07:56:42 PM »
Better Bee for most stuff for me too. Sometimes Brushy Mountain - they are really nice folks.

For woodenware I really like Western Bee. I've found their cheapest grades similar to commercial grade from other guys.
http://www.westernbee.com/

Queens - I like B Weaver's. Their All-American's are just a steady, reliable bee. Really calm on the comb, good producers and their offspring are just as good. Just checked the hives and all 9 are strong and heavy. This is the second year I haven't treated for mites!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 08:04:50 PM »
I am happy with mannlake. bye
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005, 09:09:53 PM »
Betterbee gets my vote.  they have the quickest turn around and
the lowest shipping costs for me, since they are the closest, largest supplier near me.

I like Mann Lake too, they have the best catalog.

Brushy Mtn is where I get some from too.


overall, everyone I have purchased from is real nice.

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005, 10:12:21 PM »
I'm pretty lucky I guess.  I get my stuff from Jones Bee Company.  About a ten minute drive.  I'm ordering packages from koehnen in California.  Jones will sell bees too.. but they don't want to take any orders until mid Feb.

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2005, 11:25:27 PM »
I checked out better bee and I do agree it is very nice. bye
Ryan Horn

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2005, 11:36:26 PM »
I've gotten my stuff from Mann Lake -- except for a hive tool and a set of frame holders that just showed up on m dorrsteps!!!  I'll be making my own hive boxes, but buying frames from Mann Lake, unless one of the other suppliers mentioned here has a better deal.

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2005, 12:03:26 AM »
I've purchased beekeeping supplies from Mann Lake, Betterbee & Dadant. As far as package bees I bought from B Weaver last year and have an order with R Weaver for this coming spring. I have been happy with the products I have received from all the above suppliers. My complaint is with shipping cost they are just brutal I wish I could find a supplier who offers free shipping on orders over a certain amount.

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2005, 12:35:15 AM »
I mostly use Mann Lake.

Beth