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Offline Colorado Beekeeper

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Where can I get the best price?
« on: December 16, 2005, 09:16:02 PM »
Where can I get the best price on beekeeping supplies?

thanks.Kenneth
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005, 10:01:36 PM »
A lot of it depends on shipping.  Also on the item you want to buy.  One place will be cheaper on some items and not others.  When I lived out in Western Nebraska and Wyoming and the front range of Colorado, it seemed like the cheapest for me was Western Bee supply for woodenware.  But I buy a lot of stuff from Brushy Mt because I run all eight frame medium hives and they have a lot of eight frame accessories and hives.  And they have some medium depth things that others don't have like five frame nucs.

Be sure when doing comparisons to include shipping.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005, 11:15:41 PM »
best strategy is to help an old beekeeper.  chances are he will have a old hive body you can start with.  You can help him with some horsepower in exchange.

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2005, 12:37:31 AM »
I like Mann Lake for a lot of my stuff that I can't get from my local apiary (10 miles away).  They are a Mann Lake and Dadant distributor as well.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005, 08:28:32 PM »
Brushy Mountain supposedly has free shipping through the end of December.  You have to mention the ad in Bee Culture.  Even on a small order, this can be a substantial savings.

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2005, 08:30:25 PM »
>Brushy Mountain supposedly has free shipping through the end of December

What I heard was that was only East of the Mississippi.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2005, 04:07:24 AM »
That's what the advertisment reads.  Being in Arkansas I have various options and do a lot of looking and comparing in order to save.  Some companies I don't touch for various equipment because they are, so far, higher than others and shipping has no effect on cost difference.  Good Luck!

    I got my starter kit from Better Bee.  I am happy with what I have, but I should have shopped around more.  IMHO I would suggest using the listings here on Bee Source to start with and if you have a copy of ABJ or Bee Culture go through them, if you have the time as it can be quite time consuming.

P. S.    I am also trying to build a lot of my own stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2005, 08:46:13 AM »
At one point Brushy mountain offered free shipping for new first time customers. I am not sure if this is a standard practice for them. It saves a lot of dough.

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2005, 06:59:07 PM »
thank alot guy's. I am however getting my frames and hives from my dad who kept bees. I just need the fondations
Kenneth Lowry

 

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