Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?
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    Default Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    What is the cheapest way to get Langstroth 10-frame hive bodies, supers, and plastic frames?
    I found a super cheap price on the bodies and supers at http://theohiobeeboxcompany.com. ($9.00 for an un-assembled deep!!! free shipping!!) But is there an even cheaper way?
    But where can I get plastic frames for really cheap?
    I need about 2 complete hives worth of stuff. (so about 4 deeps, 4 medium supers, and >120 plastic frames)
    4 deeps - $36
    4 mediums - $32
    80 plastic frames - >$160!!! CRAZY! (from the Ohio Bee Company)
    Langstroth hive stuff is really expensive.
    How do commercial beekeepers survive??
    Last edited by m0dem; 05-28-2016 at 04:53 PM.
    Somebody forgot to give my bees a copy of the book.
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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    where do you see free shipping on the website, I didn't see it.

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShrekVa View Post
    where do you see free shipping on the website, I didn't see it.
    Add an item to your cart, check out, enter your state and zip code... it will calculate the shipping cost. (for me: $0.00)
    Somebody forgot to give my bees a copy of the book.
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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    Yes, in the beginning it is expensive.
    Pay as you go I would say. I make my own frames and
    hive boxes, any size. But prefer the deep and deep nucs.
    Except for the wax strip foundation and plastic
    foundation that I have to buy. The commercial start small and
    build up by selling more bee stuffs once they grow more.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by beepro View Post
    I make my own frames and
    hive boxes, any size.
    Is it really worth it? Wood is expensive where I'm at.

    How many colonies do you have?
    Somebody forgot to give my bees a copy of the book.
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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    It was one of my bee experiments to see whether or not I can
    make them. Wood is not that expensive here. Still I wanted to
    try in case one day I ran out of frames and boxes. Yes, it is worth
    it to sharpen up my minds and skills. Don't want a rusty brain, you know!
    That part is a secret as I have been increasing ever since. Still ongoing.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    You can get plastic frames for less by buying them directly from China from a site like aliexpress or alibaba. The downside is the customer service and quality might be more of an issue. If you use the buyer protection you should be fine but it can be a hassle to get resolution.

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    Just looked at ohio bee box site in may price was 9 $ for a deep now they want 14$ per deep WOW

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShrekVa View Post
    where do you see free shipping on the website, I didn't see it.
    right on the front page

    'Enter coupon code freeshipping at checkout for free shipping on orders over $100."
    Started April Fools Day 2017

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    Default Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    when collecting a swarm yesterday I was talking to a guy. HIs nomination fee for the golf club, $10,000; annual fee $4,000. I said he could exclude the drinks afterwards. BEEKEEPING is cheap.
    It is the only hobby I known that you can get your money back if you choose to sell your honey. It can be self funding.

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