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  1. #1
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    Default Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    Hoping for a little input on the quality of western bee supplies equipment. They have a brood chamber special and a honey super special on this month:

    http://www.westernbee.com/qs30/produ...03&detail=true

    http://www.westernbee.com/qs30/produ...13&detail=true

    Just trying to get into bee keeping and was hoping someone had some feedback. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Seems like too good of a deal to pass up, even with shipping.

    As an aside does anyone know for certain the cell size for plasticell foundation? I have been looking around and getting conflicting information.

    Thanks,
    Adam

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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    I have used there stuff . There is not much diff in the comm. vs budget all the boxes I have bought have gone together well no problems
    and the price has been great even with the shipping IMO western is the only place I will buy wooden ware from.

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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    As good as Dadants. WB is their wooden ware fabricator.
    Rick and Vicki are helpful when you call them.
    I've gotten a couple of hive bodies from them, a bunch of frames
    and foundation, Ceader top and bottom.
    That's where I got all of my bee gear from, such as coveralls, veils,
    smokers, etc. All say Dadant on them.

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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    I got 5000 frames and 100 tops in today. I buy their budget equipment and its great as far as i'm concerned. I plan to order 500 medium budget boxes later this year.

    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: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    Western Bee stuff is excellent.



    I bought nearly all of my frames from Western Bee this year, and I plan to buy all of next year's frames from them as well. I've bought boxes as well, and they are excellent, too. I agree with everyone else - hard to tell the difference between commercial and budget, so buy budget. I'd buy more boxes from them in the future, but the shipping is just brutal. I've taken to buying boxes from hivebodies.com. Good quality boxes, and luckily for me - they're about 30 minutes from my parents' home. I just swing by during a visit and beat the shipping.
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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    Not only is their wooden products top notch but the service is second to none.

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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    I agree 100%
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 09-18-2012 at 07:19 AM. Reason: UNQ
    Plant Hardiness Zone 6B, 5300 ft., Bee Zone A/B, Proverbs 24:13
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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    Thanks everyone for the advise. Looks like I will be placing an order with them soon.

    - Adam

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    Default Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    I got 200 budget 6.25 frames, some supers & misc from them last March: of the 200 Budget frames, 1 topbar was bowed, another was twisted a little, and 2 had a small knot all 4 worked just fine...
    Not only did they get my order out the door promptly, but my shipping situation dictates using USPS parcel post (which works mighty fine and reliably BTW) which I'm sure was more bother for them.... sure saved me a bundle, not only on the wood but also on the shipping.

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