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Offline laurabell

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Need advice on bee supplies
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:36:32 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.
Thanks!
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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 03:49:14 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 ยท
 (904) 701-3852
Ask for Mike. I think they only sell wholesale.
Jim

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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 02:07:27 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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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 12:33:38 pm »
find a local carpenter who is unemployed

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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 03:06:55 pm »
Brushy Mountain uses dealers.
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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 06:49:13 pm »
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find a local carpenter who is unemployed

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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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 11:23:29 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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Re: Need advice on bee supplies
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 02:05:03 am »
find a local carpenter who is unemployed

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Couldn't agree more.
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