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    Default Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Is it me or what, when I check my order in the shopping basket in there online store when the order gets over $300 the shipping price goes away. Free shipping over $300 or something. Just curious

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    They may have to calculate actual shipping costs for larger orders. I know one company does that, but I can't remember which one.

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    On the Miller Bee Supply home page, BIG LETTERS:

    The shipping charges calculated by the shopping cart may not reflect the actual shipping cost. Large, oversized boxes may incur higher shipping charges than projected.

    http://millerbeesupply.com/
    Best to contact them for more info on this
    Graham
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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Call them with any questions.

    I buy commercial boxes from Miller's. For me, it's cheaper than buying from Mann Lake and having free shipping.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    I there any size differences between the mann_lake boxes and the other brands. I mam thinking about the thickness of the wood, thanks all

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by weldingfreak6010 View Post
    I there any size differences between the mann_lake boxes and the other brands. I mam thinking about the thickness of the wood, thanks all
    Yes, Mann Lake's boxes are 7/8" thick so the outside dimensions are larger. I believe that Betterbee also uses 7/8" wood.

    Most others use 3/4". It is generally recommended to use frames and boxes from the same supplier. I haven't followed that recommendation.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Thanks for that tid-bit I have heard rumors but thanks for the conformation

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Yes, Mann Lake's boxes are 7/8" thick so the outside dimensions are larger. I believe that Betterbee also uses 7/8" wood.

    Most others use 3/4". It is generally recommended to use frames and boxes from the same supplier. I haven't followed that recommendation.
    My ML boxes are 3/4" thick.
    Last edited by westernbeekeeper; 12-16-2012 at 06:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Mine too.
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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    MY ML boxes are 3/4" thick.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Mine too.
    Mine too, actually a spot check with a micrometer showed it a 64th under 3/4.
    Last edited by Lburou; 12-16-2012 at 06:08 PM.
    LeeB
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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    MY ML boxes are 3/4" thick.
    Apparently they have switched to cheaper lumber. When did you buy your boxes? Maybe Betterbee are 3/4" as well now. My first boxes came from Betterbee.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by weldingfreak6010 View Post
    I there any size differences between the mann_lake boxes and the other brands. I mam thinking about the thickness of the wood, thanks all
    This is for all of you mix & match beekeeper on Woodware


    http://www.beeculture.com/content/BeeSpaceArticle.pdf



    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA.
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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim 134 View Post
    This is for all of you mix & match beekeeper on Woodware


    http://www.beeculture.com/content/BeeSpaceArticle.pdf



    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Who is the sole purveyor of all your boxes and frames?
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    My father-in-law got me a couple of boxes last Christmas from ML and they do extend past all my other boxes on all four sides.

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Who is the sole purveyor of all your boxes and frames?
    Use to bee A.I.Root
    How Humble Abodes Inc. For this New England beekeeper

    http://www.humbleabodesinc.com/


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
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    http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim 134 View Post
    Use to bee A.I.Root
    How Humble Abodes Inc. For this New England beekeeper

    http://www.humbleabodesinc.com/


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    My first venture into beekeeping was with equipment from a Root dealer.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Here is the e-mail I just got from Mann-lake. This should settle some questions
    Here was my Question
    From: Rick Kumer
    Inquiry Type: edw@mannlakeltd.com

    Message Body:
    The question is what is the thickness of your wood-ware specifically the hive boxes. I want to order but am concerned that they will be different then my other boxes that are made from 3/4” wood. I heard they are made from 7/8”. please clarify thanks
    Good Morning Rick,



    Almost all boxes made is USA are Ύ” stock. Canada uses 7/8”, so keep that in mind if you’re close to our northern border.



    Ed Waggoner

    Mann Lake Ltd

    800-880-7694

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by weldingfreak6010 View Post
    Here is the e-mail I just got from Mann-lake. This should settle some questions
    Here was my Question
    That wasn't a very clear answer.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    I was not impressed with the answer but it does answer why they ship both sizes of wood. It would be a pain if you need all of one size.

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    Default Re: Shipping at Miller bee supply question

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    BeeCurious............... Trying to think inside the box...
    I like your tag line "But I think outside NO box need"



    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Last edited by Jim 134; 12-18-2012 at 02:57 AM.
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