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  1. #1
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    Default DSB Comb Honey Unit

    Does anyone out there own one of these supers? If so could post a picture please?

    Keith
    Bee Sting Honey - So Good, It Hurts!

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    I'll have to look and see if I have any pictures of the supers. I do have a picture of the frame with honey in it in my equipment album on myspace.

    I have eleven of the units and really like them. If you are thinking of buying any you better do it quick, they are thinking of doing away with them, they will keep making the frames for replacments.

    I have started buying the 4 1/4 inch square comb boxes and cut the comb out of the mini frame and put them in the boxes. Not that much cheeper, but I won't have to make frames as often. Another benefit of cutting the comb out of the frames is I shouldn't, (haven actully done this yet), have to put foundation back in the frames. With the 1/4 inch of wax all around the frame, the bees should draw the comb without foundation.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    I must be in my space idiot, I can't find it - the album that is. I do know that you're into motorcycles, guns and had 17 friends however...

    Any help on navigating to the album?
    Last edited by Keith Benson; 03-17-2008 at 12:12 PM.
    Bee Sting Honey - So Good, It Hurts!

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    Finding BB's Myspace Albums:

    You will have to have an account to view it. But go to the link provided by BB, below his pic you will see the word "pic". Click on it, that will bring up a sign in page, sign in and then you will find a list of BB's albums.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Benson View Post
    I do know that you're into motorcycles, guns and had 17 friends however...

    Any help on navigating to the album?
    And James is one of them! http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=212420373
    Thanks for helping him out PJ.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
    www.myspace.com/dukewilliam

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    Wow, those frames are teeny.

    Keith
    Bee Sting Honey - So Good, It Hurts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    And James is one of them! http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=212420373
    Thanks for helping him out PJ.
    Welcome BB.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    I've got them and the bees like them. But how do you guys go about marketing comb honey in this type of frame? How do you package it or prepare it? How much are you charging?

    Grant
    Jackson, MO
    Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives: https://www.createspace.com/4152725

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    Lightbulb

    The idea is to make a simple system that you only have to pull the frames and plop them into a clam-shell (that they also sell), label them and put them on the shelf for sale.

    I can sell them for a little less if I don't have to replace the frames every year by buying a standard 4.25 x 4.25 clam-shell, cutting the comb out of the frame leaving about 1/4 inch of wax, and reusing the frames.

    The used frames still have a band of wax around all four of the edges, so the bees have a pattern to follow the next time.

    I weigh the combs and adjust price for weight, I sell them for $7.50 to $9.00 for the heaviest that weigh about 1.25 lb.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
    www.myspace.com/dukewilliam

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