Re: New hand holds!
If I was building and selling boxes, I would consider acquiring a wax dipping tank and selling dipped hive components. As far as I am aware, Country Rubes is one of the few vendors offering dipped hive components in "retail" quantities.
Use the dipping tank for your own boxes, and sell dipped boxes to separate yourself from competitors. Obviously, the boxes must be sold assembled, but from a practical point of view a small hive body producer will not have an easy time competing with outfits like Western Bee for unassembled boxes anyway.
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