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laurabell
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« on: August 30, 2014, 01:36:32 AM »

Hello,
I just got my license to sell bee supplies, am opening up a store. I am having a hard time finding supplies wholesale and I've called so many bee supply companies to ask where they get their supplies. I always get very vague responses or they say they dont sell wholesale. Does anyone here have a supply store that can help me get catalogues to order from. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Laura   huh
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 02:49:14 AM »

Try calling Debs Bee Supply in Jacksonville FL. Here is her web site: http://www.deb-bee.com/.
Her phone number is on it. She started up about 4 years ago and might bee able to help you get started.
If you haven't already, I wold call Mann Lake and Dadant and see if they are willing to work with you.
http://www.mannlakeltd.com/
http://www.dadant.com/
Also try

North American Bee Hive Company
5859 Stuart Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254 ·
 (904) 701-3852
Ask for Mike. I think they only sell wholesale.
Jim
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 01:07:27 PM »

thanks I will try looking her up. I"ve called Mann Lake and Dadant, neither have been helpful as far as me getting wholesale supplies for my store, and when I ask where they get theres they say "oh different places" It's been very frustrating.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 11:33:38 AM »

find a local carpenter who is unemployed
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 02:06:55 PM »

Brushy Mountain uses dealers.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 01:14:14 PM »

www.Beeauthority.com
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 05:49:13 PM »

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i'd think this would be part of the way to go.  you'd be supporting a local and locals would like that.  other stuff, like smokers and junk, you might need to get through a dealer.

our local bee place orders in bulk from places like Mann Lake, marks it up, sells it.  seems to work for them.  a lot of the big places have discounts for bulk buys and special buys throughout the year.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 10:23:29 PM »

http://www.beelinewoodenware.com/catalog.pdf

I believe these folks still do their own cutting and milling. Check last page of pdf for comments on dealership.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 01:05:03 AM »

find a local carpenter who is unemployed

+1
Couldn't agree more.
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