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Offline Shanevrr

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Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« on: January 01, 2012, 06:50:37 PM »
Does anyone have or know where I can buy antique anything related to bee keeping.  I would like to display in our store hoping to arouse interest for new comers.  I'm not sure what would qualify for antique,  maybe over 50 years old?  Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 07:19:11 PM »
oh lord.  i am an antique!
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 07:21:53 PM »
Antique stores, auctions, and  ebay.  

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 08:42:12 PM »
Kathy what can i buy you for, are you willing to relocate? :shock:
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 09:42:30 PM »
i like VA.  you might have a shot.

hey, watch out on ebay.  they tend to list things as antique when they are not.  like everything on there, you have to know what you are looking at....but it's one of my favorite places to find odd stuff  :)
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 10:14:17 PM »
i like VA.  you might have a shot.

hey, watch out on ebay.  they tend to list things as antique when they are not.  like everything on there, you have to know what you are looking at....but it's one of my favorite places to find odd stuff  :)

I don't know... we can often find odd stuff on this forum as well.... :-D

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 10:20:48 PM »
Ya I looked there, wasant much.

Ok Kathy is up for auction,  first bid 1000 bucks? ;)
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 10:37:42 PM »
You going to put Kathy on display or put her to work?

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 11:09:39 PM »
dunno, depends on what i get her for lol
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 11:46:41 PM »
oh man.  guess i walked into that one.  you might want some references before you start the bidding so high.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 12:12:25 AM »
Ha Ha  careful.... she might be like my wife... wouldn't take a million dollars for her....but wouldn't give 10 cents for another one just like her.
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 01:08:20 AM »
Shane I have an old uncapper, the chain type, not sure how old but something you might be interested in. I will contact you when I have more details.


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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 09:57:36 PM »
Yep Kat you did lol,  im easy to please though.

Send me some pics JP,  would love to see it
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 03:48:11 AM »
Hello Shane,

I don't have antique equipment, just rundown old stuff.  I do have an old book called Life of The Bee.  Let me know if you really want it.

If I'd known there was a beekeeping shop in Staunton I might have had a look when I was there in November.  So long as it was just a look and not too much excess luggage. (That plane I got on at the Shenandoah Airport was more like a model plane.  I bet it was remote controlled).  I did get to an apiary in the area briefly which was nice.

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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 07:58:18 AM »
Does anyone have or know where I can buy antique anything related to bee keeping.  I would like to display in our store hoping to arouse interest for new comers.  I'm not sure what would qualify for antique,  maybe over 50 years old?  Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

I don't have antique equipment, just a rundown body I'v been doing beekeeing for 56 year. :brian:


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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 02:39:48 PM »
 I live in Maryland on the Eastern Shore. I have an antique Bee smoker. Let me know if you are interested.
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 05:57:51 PM »
Don't forget to get a prop - Kathyp leans a little to the right :-D
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Re: Antique Bee Keeping Equipment Wanted
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 09:10:28 PM »
Hello Shane,

I don't have antique equipment, just rundown old stuff.  I do have an old book called Life of The Bee.  Let me know if you really want it.

If I'd known there was a beekeeping shop in Staunton I might have had a look when I was there in November.  So long as it was just a look and not too much excess luggage. (That plane I got on at the Shenandoah Airport was more like a model plane.  I bet it was remote controlled).  I did get to an apiary in the area briefly which was nice.

Lone

Yepper we were there,  just got done remodeling store last weekend.  Stop in next time your town.
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