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  1. #1
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    Feb 2008
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    Eagle Springs, N.C.
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    Default how about beeline Apiaries

    Has anyone bought any woodenware from Beeline apiaries if so would you deal with them again? How's there equipment and how are they to deal with?

  2. #2
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    Oxford, Kansas
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    I bought from them last year wont do it again his frames had a great fit but the holes was drilled all over the place for the wire. Boxes I cant complain about for the price. the telescoping covers tin didnt even come close to fitting right had to rework them all and the still look second rate. bends where not in the right location. Called and talked to them. He said that both issues were on going problems he wasnt sure how he was going to fix them. No offer to make it right. He was in the process of moving his company. SO he may have gotten the problems straightened out

  3. #3
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    Nov 2007
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    Monroe, PA, USA
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    Default Beeline Equipment

    I bought my original equipment from beeline and saved a lot.

    Beeline sold only rabbited hive bodies 2 years ago, but they seem to fit well together. They have great prices on frames, and they are almost on the way home when I make a trip to Baltimore or DC. (Saves a lot in shipping.) I prefer to work with local suppliers when I can.

    Apparently, they now have box-end hive bodies for a little more.

    For now I just buy frames since I have scrap wood around I am trying to use up. If I had to buy retail lumber, I'd rather buy from Beeline.

    Mike

  4. #4
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    Feb 2003
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    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
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    Default Beeline

    I bought frames from him and as RR said the holes in the end bars of med frames arent exactly on center but I dont wire so I dont care if they even have holes.
    I will buy again=PRICE!
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

  5. #5
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    Jun 2011
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    arnold, missouri
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    Default Re: Beeline

    well if anyone is interested........i bought some supers from a local beek who is selling beeline's woodenware. all of the rabbet joints were too tight & had to be reworked. both the local guy & beeline told me they had worked out the kinks. last fall since i was coming within 25 miles of them i stopped & bought some hive bodies. well i just started assemblying them & guess what? the problems with the joints are worse. every joint on every box had to be reworked. i've been a carpenter for 30 years & repair stringed instruments. with kelly's boxes, with gluing i can assemble a box on average in 6 minutes. the beelines were taking 20-30 minutes per. plus since the joints were reworked some gaps were created in the joints resulting in the need for extra glue & caulk. i'm thru with beeline.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2011
    Location
    Scottsville ky. USA
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    Default Re: Beeline

    I bought 300 med frames from them I will not buy again the top bars are not cut right holes in the end bars are not center and missing parts. I call them thay did not want to send me the parts.

  7. #7
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    Feb 2012
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    Pope County, Arkansas, USA
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    Default Re: Beeline

    I've bought a lot of equipment from BeeLine and I like it very much and the price was THE BEST! Very solid construction.

  8. #8
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    May 2010
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    Pope, AR, USA
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    Default Re: Beeline

    Yes I like them.

  9. #9
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    Mar 2012
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    Preston county, WV
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    Another "like" from here, will be there tomorrow for emergency hive stuff...

  10. #10
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    Nov 2011
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    Winhall, VT
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    Default Re: Beeline

    I just bought a bunch of frames from Humble Abode. Best frames I have ever seen. I make my own boxes but these are the guys I will buy all of my frames from in the future.
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
    USDA Zone 5A

  11. #11
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    Aug 2013
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    Isle of Wight, VA
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    Default Re: Beeline

    I bought my top bar hive from them May 2013. Great construction and price. Definitely would buy from again, but I'm not using any Lang. equipment. However, I just learned that the website they operated under www.honeybeehabitat.com is not hosting them anymore. I have emailed them for more info.

  12. #12
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    Dec 2013
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    Chambersburg, PA
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    Default Re: how about beeline Apiaries

    I have bought all my equipment from them and have been impressed for the most part. I like their prices. I know what the others are talking about with the holes in the end bars not being in the center. Maybe it's just because I am not as particular as some but I have found the woodenware to assemble quite nicely without having to rework the joints at all. I make a simple jig that keeps the corners square, glue the joints, and use a staple gun to staple the joints and so far they have been holding up very well. I will continue to buy from them. It is also very nice that I have a dealer for their products about 20 min. from where I live.

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    Default Re: how about beeline Apiaries

    I bought a bunch last July and started putting together about the end of nov. For me they where way to tight of a joint. Both boxes and frames nice enough people but I don't plan any more buys with them.

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