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  1. #1
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    Default Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    I need about 1300 wedge top or foundationless(assembled or unassembled) frames. Mannlakes price is about $1000, Walter Kelley is about $900, and Dadant is about $832.

    Can anyone get me a better deal or find me a better deal?

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Don't forget shipping. If you would need shipping from all of those 3 then Mannlake is gonna be cheaper by far.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    My math (which I admit is poor) tells me that 1300 frames from Miller Bee Supply would run you right at $728. Of course, you'd have to factor in S&H unless you can pick up (which I usually do)

    https://millerbeesupply.com/frames/g....html?notice=1

    Hope this helps. Miller is one of my favorite suppliers. MannLake is the other, if it must be shipped.

    -james

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Is the 832.00 through Dadant their budget frames? I have bought those in the past and some will be un-serviceable. If I needed 1300 I would expect to need to buy 1400-1500 to get 1300 usable frames.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    I bought some budget frames from Dadant, about 10% are defective and unusable, then I bought Dadants commercial frames, big difference in quality and they come with nails, I use staples, but for somebody using nails that might be a factor.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Western Bee actually has Budget medium frames for $0.39 each since the quantity will be over 1000. That is a total of $507 for 1300 frames. You can pay a whole lot of shipping with $327. afford to eat a few frames as well. even if you get 10% duds they come to only a bit less than $0.41 each. for the usable frames.
    IT is starting to get hard to justify making my own frames at those prices. I don't think I can buy the raw wood for less than that.
    http://www.westernbee.com/qs30/produ...13&detail=true
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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    I think that is the best info we got so far

    I used to be able to build my boxes for about 4.55 each, Now I can't do it for less then 14.00 each unless I use rough sawn lumber. A couple of years ago you could buy budget boxes for about 6.50 each... those days are gone
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Yep Daniel it does look the cheapest. Im still waiting on an email from them about shipping then I will let everyone know what the total cost is to my location right in the middle of the US.
    BTW Bluegrass, do you have a Menards out by you? I just priced some wood here and I can make boxes for about $3.25 here. Actually they have a sale running that drops it to right a $3

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by SRatcliff View Post
    I need about 1300 wedge top or foundationless(assembled or unassembled) frames. Mannlakes price is about $1000, Walter Kelley is about $900, and Dadant is about $832.

    Can anyone get me a better deal or find me a better deal?

    You can look at Humble Abodes Inc. I would buy the budget frames but don't forget S&H.
    Just my $0.02

    But the wedges are not bevel

    http://www.humbleabodesinc.com/




    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Last edited by Jim 134; 01-27-2012 at 03:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Western Bee Supplies has economy mediums for .45 each. But the s/h will be the bummer.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Western is the only place I see so far that might beat Mannlake. But since it won't calculate shipping you would have to wait for an email from them to see.

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    go with western bee. there frames have been really great. i bought all #2 frames and have only had a few that weren't good. they will average much betther than the 1400-1500 to get 1300

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    Default Re: Cheapest place to buy 1300 frames?

    Western bee supplies has great frames,just bought 1000, 9 5/8.

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