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    Re: Western Bee Supply - outrageous shipping costs!

    Now that's hitting the nail on the head. Thank you, Barry. The uneducated consumer doesn't seem to understand this principle. It frustrates me as the guy who signs the checks here at Western Bee...
  2. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    We've been making 7 5/8 equipment forever it seems. Sell a lot down into the south and a few other specific areas. Also sell that size for feeders - particularly into Canada. We even make...
  3. Thread: nuc boxes

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    Re: nuc boxes

    We can make them. 8 1/8" wide. Matter of fact just took an order for 40 this week.

    Rick
    Western Bee
    www.westernbee.com
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    Re: Which suppliers carry solid bottom bars ?

    Based on the process to make slotted, grooved, or even in our case, routered bottom bars, the step prior to making those is to make bottom bar blanks, i.e., solid bottom bars.

    So I would surmise...
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    Re: Dadant free shipping???

    Respectfully, we would ship by LTL on such an order. I just looked up one of the five LTL shippers we deal with and shipping would be $142.28 by interlining with Holland on your end. So about a $5...
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    Re: Dadant free shipping???

    So M.L. gives "free shipping" when you hit the $100 mark. For the sake of simplicity, let's say you want 10 Hive Bodies - Commercial grade.

    M.L. sells them in cases of 5 for $15.95 ea. per their...
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    Re: Migratory Bottoms question

    Well, that's my point. We've never supplied entrance reducers with migratory bottoms due to the entrance being only 3/8" tall. I had a customer upset with me stating ALL bottoms come with reducers,...
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    Re: Migratory Bottoms question

    We've been making bottom boards longer then m.l. has been around - we do and always have made the reversible bottom as you mention above, but I'm talking specifically about the migratory bottom - and...
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    Migratory Bottoms question

    Hi all,

    We have made a lot of migratory bottoms over the years. We've never made them/shipped them with entrance reducers. Do any of you that use migratory bottoms out there use an entrance...
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    Re: Mann lake vs dadant frames

    Yes, Dadants had a frame assembler at the time and we asked them whether we would need to keep making the 3/8 bottom bar for that. They agreed the 1/2" bottom bar was a good idea and modified...
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    Re: Mann lake vs dadant frames

    To answer some of the questions here: first - Dadant frames are ponderosa pine, not the other way around. None come from Argentina, New Zealand or are made of punkier white pine.

    Second -...
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    Re: WAS Conference 2012

    If anyone needs supplies, please let me know - I can bring them with me until I run out of room.

    Rick
    Western Bee
    rick@westernbee.com
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    Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Respectfully, as pointed out by someone else here, shipping charges are what they are. Western Bee procures quotes from 4-5 different carriers who tell us what their liftgate charges, drop charges...
  14. Re: Anyone still make dadant deeps, frames, or foundation?

    The "jumbo" went away years ago - it was being phased out when I started as a millwright here back in '79 - I am sure there are several reasons, but from a manufacturing standpoint, the lumber mills...
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    Re: Yellow pine for hive body

    Yellow pine is heavier and tends to warp badly - due to the heavier sap/resin content. Cost-wise, it is cheaper.

    White pine is acceptable but "punkier" - less resins, but that translates to...
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    Re: Where to buy woodenwear

    I won't suggest Jones Bee buys ALL their woodenware from us. However, they've been known to get fair-sized shipment from us.

    Rick
    Western Bee
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    Re: Three quarter depth frames

    We've been making them for 45 years.
    Rick
    Western bee
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    Our website is down

    A quick note - I came in this morning to find our website and online store down. Finally got in touch with domain host - they said they suffered a major breakdown during the
    night at their data...
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    Re: Pontoon Boat for fly fishing

    I've been using pontoon or "kick" boats for over 15 years now. I mostly fly-fish rivers, reservoirs or even lakes. I've taken on class III rapids (which I don't recommend unless you have...
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    Re: Western Bee Supplies, Polson, Montana

    We've had some problems in our shipping department this past year - too many human errors. I believe in second chances and I gave a couple of them. Some changes have been made effective last week...
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    Are these deep frames? I'm just thinking this through out loud here.....

    Free shipping quote on 5000 frames comes to $10500 ($2.10 X 5000)

    Paid shipping quote on 5000 frames comes to $7500...
  22. Thread: Vendor list?

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    Re: Vendor list?

    I will be there Monday thru Thurs. morning. If you need something, on a first come-first serve basis, I will pack what I can to bring with me to save shipping for you.

    Rick Molenda
    Western Bee...
  23. Thread: Vendor list?

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    Re: Vendor list?

    If I can get all my ducks in a row - I'll be there - at least until Thurs. morning. I should be able to bring some orders with me - my wife and I may bring motorhome and head out to coast for the...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Frames

    Dadants and BM used to get the same exact frames ..............BM doesn't anymore, by their own choice, effective early this year.

    As Paul Harvey would say.......Now you know the REST of the...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Frames

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