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  1. #1
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    Default Equipment for Package Bee Production

    I need a source where I can buy the "stuff' for package bee production.
    Comments are welcomed.
    Ernie
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    it will be curious to see if the handful of items needed for package production is actually commercially available. everyone I ever knew (or watched) who shook bee (in someplaces referred to as 'bump bees'*) the equipment was definitely hand made (some very crude and also somewhat heavy). via a casual review of the old bee magazines there would appear to be only a couple of variation on the equipment employed for making up packages.

    *a variation of this approach which I knew absolutely nothing about during my days of making up package is the 'smoke up box' which if I did this practice again I would attempt to employ.

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    Greg's Heating and AC in Orland, CA makes shaker cages, funnels, etc. (530) 865-9677.
    -Rob Bliss
    Bliss Honey and bee supplies

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    Thumbs Up Greg's Heating and AC

    A STRONG endorsement of these folks and their excellent equipment. Pricey but worth every penny. -Danno

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    Default Greg's Heating and AC in Orland, CA

    Thank you for the information!
    Ernie
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    Quote Originally Posted by pahvantpiper View Post
    Greg's Heating and AC in Orland, CA makes shaker cages, funnels, etc. (530) 865-9677.
    Do they happen to have a website?
    Dan Williamson
    B&C Honey Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/9848229@N05/

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    Don't know about a website. You could call them and see. Good luck.
    -Rob Bliss
    Bliss Honey and bee supplies

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    Thumbs Up A soure for package bee production

    We purchase screen wire for the shipping cages from Rossman Apiaries in Moulltrie, Georgia. The wooden boxes for shipping are made by a local man with a band saw mill and we put the wire on them. Phone # is 1-800-333-7677

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