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    Can you guys/gals please point me in the right direction to get a decent branding iron ( small enough to brand both the frames and the boxes)

    Thanks in advance
    Aran

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    They are not inexpensive, but here is one that has been mentioned in earlier threads:
    https://www.brandnew.net/estore/shopexd.asp?id=130

    Also Mann Lake has a similar product.
    Graham
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    Woodcraft, Rockler, etc., all offer branding irons to the woodworking community.
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    thanks guys ill take a look at these.

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    All my branding irons are from nova tools co.

    http://novatoolco.com/Brandingiron-BeeHive.htm
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    All my branding irons are from nova tools co.

    http://novatoolco.com/Brandingiron-BeeHive.htm
    So Michael do these branding irons connect to a propane tank?

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    Nova Tools website is down. Are they still in business?

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    The Nova Tools link posted in message #5 is working for me (at the time of this post, at least).
    Graham
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    >Nova Tools website is down. Are they still in business?

    Works for me...
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    Default Re: branding iron

    Just out of curiosity what's the brand that's being applied? Looks like a calendar of some sort.

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    I've got one of these and it works fine for going cheap. They come in different sizes.

    https://www.brandnew.net/estore/shopexd.asp?id=283

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    >Just out of curiosity what's the brand that's being applied? Looks like a calendar of some sort.

    It is a calendar/status. You put pins in appropriate places to show the status of the hive/mating nuc.
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    Depending on your time you can get a wood burning pen at a hobby store for 30.00 or less. For a small beekeeper this is a good way to go. Get one with changeable points and you can use it easily.

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    I wouldn't think a simple one that you heat in a charcoal fire would cost a lot at your friendly local welding shop. Asking couldn't hurt.
    Bill

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