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Thread: Branding Irons

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    Any suggestions for a good place to buy a branding iron for beehives?

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    Last time, I got one was from Kelly's in KY a few years back.

    My dad had one made from a machine shop locally to fit on the end of a propane torch to brand the exterior of the hive bodies, bottom boards and inside the tops with 2.5 inch letters. It is still in great condition being it has been used seasonally since 1978.

    Chuck

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    the best place to get branding irons is everhot brand had mine since 1973.
    got mine from dadant and sons last a long time
    Don

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    My Everhot from Kelly has done well by me for over 27 years. I have both a dedicated state number brand and the slotted head with all of the numbers and numerals. I now brand the year made on all frames, for renewal purposes. Also brand company name on shovels etc., have helped bring a few back from the lost. Had a few friends borrow it for ID'ing their stuff too.

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