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  1. #1
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    Default Gum Rosin supplier

    I just found a great deal on the ever so hard to find gum rosin. I just got my order of 55lbs in a nice round container a few days ago. It was delivered by Fed X for a total cost of $112.50.
    I bought it from Mann Lake the first time but this saved me around $40.00.

    The website is http://pdmchemicals.com/
    Just call the 1-800 number and tell them want you want.

    Here are some pictures of my hive dipping operation.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27288326@N08/

    I hope this is helpful to everyone.

    Bruce

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    Which of the rosins did you get?
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
    http://www.honeymoonapiaries.com

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    I followed this lead and found that pdmchemicals only sells by the pallet.

    They directed me to J.H Calo, Inc. where I dealt with Katie A. Brown <kbrown@jhcalo.com>
    and bought one 55lb sack of Brazilian Gum Rosin.

    Katie was great to work with, and I'm a happy customer.

    Patrick

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    They used to sell by the bag when this was posted. I guess they were getting too many calls for a bag.
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
    http://www.honeymoonapiaries.com

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Scannell View Post
    I followed this lead and found that pdmchemicals only sells by the pallet.

    They directed me to J.H Calo, Inc. where I dealt with Katie A. Brown <kbrown@jhcalo.com>
    and bought one 55lb sack of Brazilian Gum Rosin.

    Katie was great to work with, and I'm a happy customer.

    Patrick
    Patrick,

    thanks for the pointer. I just bought a 55 lb sack of Brazilian Gum Rosin from JH Calco from Marjorie - $85.43 plus shipping. Very nice to deal with.

    -fafrd

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    I just ordered a 55 lb sack from this Co. for $1.70 a lb plus shipping. Beats the $2.59 Mann Lake wanted.

    Johnny
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    Sorry to sound ignorant what are you using it for?

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    I have made a bunch of wooden frame feeders and need to dip them in parrafin and rosin to seal them.

    Johnny
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    Also, some beekeepers dip entire hive bodies in the paraffin/rosin mix to seal them from the weather. An earlier thread with more info on this:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...e-Dipping-Tank
    Note the links offered in several posts in that thread, and particularly the PDF offered in post #19.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Gum Rosin supplier

    I dipped over a hundred deeps, westerns, migratory bottoms and lids this spring. I used perhaps 20 pounds of wax (soaked into the wood and dripped on the ground etc, not the whole amount in the tank) and could not be happier with the look of the wooden ware and the total lack of ANY weathering at all. This fall I am going to build a larger tank that will hold two boxes at a time and heat it electrically with a P.I.D. Controller so I can skip the two hour warmup.

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