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  1. #1
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    Default Best price on wooden frames

    Has anyone done any real price searching/comparing on the cost/shipping of deep and medium unassembled wooden frames with GTB and GBB with out holes,if so would you share your information. I was looking at 500-1000 frame count trying to find the best price per frame.


    Thanks Don,,,,,

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Beeline has budget at 45 cent if you buy 1000

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Quote Originally Posted by My-smokepole View Post
    Beeline has budget at 45 cent if you buy 1000

    got a web address ? google does not find it

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    I've got a list. I'll post it shortly.

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Deep frame prices, in quantities of 500, commercial grade, unassembled:

    Western Bee Supplies: $0.70 each
    Beeline Apiaries/HBH: $0.71 each
    Mann Lake: $0.74 each
    Walter T. Kelley: $0.80 each
    Betterbee: $0.86 each
    Dadant: $0.88 each
    Brushy Mountian Bee Farm: $0.90 each
    Prairie Wind Bee Supply: $0.94 each
    Bee-Commerce.com: $1.45 each

    Mann Lake has free shipping on orders over $100, and Western Bee has very good service and shipping rates. About the others, I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Western bees cull deep frames were well under fifty cents the last time I checked and you won't lose more that two or three per hundred to a too bady warped side bar or something. Cheapest way to go. Order them shipped surface freight and pick them up at your local freight terminal and the shipping is cheap relatively.

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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Deep frame prices, in quantities of 500, commercial grade, unassembled:

    Western Bee Supplies: $0.70 each
    Beeline Apiaries/HBH: $0.71 each
    Mann Lake: $0.74 each
    Walter T. Kelley: $0.80 each
    Betterbee: $0.86 each
    Dadant: $0.88 each
    Brushy Mountian Bee Farm: $0.90 each
    Prairie Wind Bee Supply: $0.94 each
    Bee-Commerce.com: $1.45 each

    Mann Lake has free shipping on orders over $100, and Western Bee has very good service and shipping rates. About the others, I'm not sure.

    You can add Miller Bee Supply to your list. They have #2's for 62


    http://millerbeesupply.com/catalog/g...rade-p-115.php
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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Deep frame prices, in quantities of 500, commercial grade, unassembled:

    Western Bee Supplies: $0.70 each
    Beeline Apiaries/HBH: $0.71 each
    Mann Lake: $0.74 each
    Walter T. Kelley: $0.80 each
    Betterbee: $0.86 each
    Dadant: $0.88 each
    Brushy Mountian Bee Farm: $0.90 each
    Prairie Wind Bee Supply: $0.94 each
    Bee-Commerce.com: $1.45 each

    Mann Lake has free shipping on orders over $100, and Western Bee has very good service and shipping rates. About the others, I'm not sure.
    According to 2013 catalog pricing:
    Dadant is currently .73 on quantities of 500 and .71 on 5000+
    Mann Lake is .76 on quantities of 500 and .73 on 5,000 + shipping included.
    It probably works out pretty close depending on distance. My experience has been that Mann Lake is usually a bit less on wooden ware and a bit more on foundation. Personally I prefer the Dadant frame and the Mann Lake Rite Cell.
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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    I just looked them up in Beeline .65 in quantities of 500 and Western Bee .55 for budget. neither include shipping.

    Western is also not indicate any price reduction for quantities.

    I know in actually ordering. nobody has been lower than Western for me ever. But it seems to me that the actual final cost is closer to .70 per frame when shipping is included.
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    Default Re: Best price on wooden frames

    Western is up to 55 for budget but they do offer quantity discount. 500 is fifty cents. If you are unfortunate enough to need 10,000 they are down to 42 cents.

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