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  1. #1
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    Default H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    This is a small company out of Frederick, Md. I obtained my 2 nucs from them this year and a shipment of woodenware. I have been extremely happy with this company. Chris is the person I dealt with both times, and I must say he has gone out of his way to make sure I was more than satisfied. I highly recommend them based on my dealings with them.

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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Thank you, it was nice meeting you! I appreciate your feedback.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Chris-I didn't know you were on this forum. The thanks goes to you really, for going out of your way every time I came to you for something. By the way the nucs are doing great!! Growing very well. My son wants to start hive next year so you will get the business. Thanks again.

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    Default H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    http://htkbeesupply.com/index.php?route=common/home

    Alls I have to say is excellent.

    I got 2 nucs today. They were well packaged and a lot of additions were added for little to no cost. Great pricing, pretty good selection, and if you see something you want that is cheaper elsewhere, give them a call.

    Great communication, customer service in answering all questions.

    Giving them a shout out!

  5. #5
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    Woodstock, CT
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I have purchased equipment from several different supplies before, but had never purchased wooden ware from H.T. Krantz until recently. I purchased ten select unassembled hive bodies. Unfortunately, the box joints fit poorly. The fingers were too wide to fit into the corresponding side. I had to trim the top portion of each finger of the short side in order to assemble the boxes. Maybe a bad batch, but glad I didn't order more.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Our finger joints are made to fit tight, its that way so the box is stronger. The fingers are not wider than the joint, they're about the same size giving you a tight fit. Most of my customers purchase them from us for just that reason. They're easily assembled using a rubber mallet and generally only takes about 3 to 4 hits per side to interlock the joints together. I would have been more than glad to have helped you with your assembly if you would have contacted me. A simple phone call or email and you wouldn't have had to go through trimming the fingers.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I've uploaded a video going over the finger joint assembly. This box is from the same batch as the customer who left a complaint above.




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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Peakebrook- I know I am late to this but I have always been happy with the quality of the woodenware from Krantz. I am not sure what happened in your situation but I know if you ever find you have a problem in the future a phone call to Krantz and I would bet the problem would be corrected immediately. I really appreciate the service I have recieved even at the last minute and asking for a rush Krantz made it happen for me.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I found HTK Beekeeping Supply through this forum and I went down to the new retail location and met Chris. I'm starting over from scratch this year, and Chris was super helpful and had everything I was looking for and then some. I think I was his first retail customer.

    It's great to get good prices and not have to pay shipping! I would drive from out of state to do business with Krantz. I'm glad I don't have to.

  10. #10
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    Pitman, New Jersey, USA
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    Default Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I ordered a bee suit for my daughter from them on the 14th of May. According to my bank, the payment went through on the 15th. As of today, the only thing i've gotten from them was the automatic confirmation e-mail that my order was processed. I e-mailed them last week (because their website says that e-mailing is the preferred contact method), and haven't gotten a response yet. I'm wondering what is going on. It's not like they are shipping the thing to Edmonton, I'm only about two hours away. I understand that they are a small company, and I also get it if the items I ordered are out of stock. But my daughter doesn't want to hear my excuses. If they had said something up front, it would have been different and i was always under the impression that companies don't charge your credit card until the items ship. I hope to get a response from them soon, and look forward to doing more business with them in the future if everything works out.

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