January beekeeping sales

Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum

Help Support Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum:

admin 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,344
Reaction score
5
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
With spring around the corner I think its time for a list of suppliers.
 

Poly Hive 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
13,809
Reaction score
137
Location
Scottish Borders
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
12 and 18 Nucs
I suspect Heather that either they have de-supered on the heather, or they have built up the colonies for making up nucs.

Remember price is not the be all and end all, quality counts for a lot. In my book a lot more than price.

PH
 

Mosquito 

House Bee
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
263
Reaction score
0
Location
Crawley, W,Sussex. uk
Hive Type
commercial
Number of Hives
2
Doe's anyone know what a (Occasional Jacket and Veil, Cotton, large) is?
Can't seem to find it on thornes normal list.
 

Polyanwood 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
2,194
Reaction score
1
Location
London
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
45
No, but I ordered one anyway. Cheap as [fish and] chips @ ?4.35. I thought it might be made of the white plastic stuff they wear on CSI.
 

Hebeegeebee 

Queen Bee
***
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
2,126
Reaction score
131
Location
S.E. Norfolk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
12 on a good day, often more..
If it's an occasional jacket, what is it the rest of the time?
 

Polyanwood 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
2,194
Reaction score
1
Location
London
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
45
Ha, ha ,ha. Good thinking! Maybe it is something more exciting like a super hero costume.
 

jimbeekeeper 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
2,454
Reaction score
1
Location
East Yorkshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
1
If it's an occasional jacket, what is it the rest of the time?
Is it a bit like a smoking jacket or a dinner jacket?

Polyanwood - WE WANT TO SEE A PICTUTRE OF YOU WEARING IT when it arrives:cheers2:

I have just ordered 100 DN4 frames and 100 sheets deep brood.
 

Polyanwood 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
2,194
Reaction score
1
Location
London
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
45
[QUOTE Jimbeekeeper]Polyanwood - WE WANT TO SEE A PICTUTRE OF YOU WEARING IT when it arrives[/QUOTE]

I will post a picture if it is not too embarassing.
 

VEG 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
6,822
Reaction score
3
Location
Maesteg South Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
15+-some
I have ordered 4 hives swmbo gave the thumbs up (after i ordered them i might add) for my pending 40th birthday.:)
 

jimbeekeeper 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
2,454
Reaction score
1
Location
East Yorkshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
1
I phoned them back this afternnon to add a box of oxalic acid powder to my order. SHould last me a few years.
 

artibaton 

House Bee
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
142
Reaction score
1
Location
berkshire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
06
got myself some extra langstroth brood boxes and foundation and lots of odds and sods im sure i dont need....ummm is this bee fever:ack2::svengo:
 

admin 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,344
Reaction score
5
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
I think it is half bee fever and half Thornes marketing.

You know you have bee fever when like me you have over 50 hive tools.

Last year I went to buy a few things from a bee supply shop and ended up buying the shop!
 

VEG 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
6,822
Reaction score
3
Location
Maesteg South Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
15+-some
Well my 4 hives have been ordered so i went to my local association shop (in a fellas garage) and picked up my frame parts. Good lord am i going to have sore thumbs and fingers nailing that lot together.
 

mrDoe 

House Bee
Joined
Nov 28, 2008
Messages
117
Reaction score
0
Location
uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
25
Just ordered 20 supers, 250 shallow frames and foundation (plus enough 14x12 and national broad frames to rotate out 1/3 of frames in existing hives) 10 roofs, 20 crown boards, 4 pollen traps and a load of other bits and pieces.

Now all I have to do is sneak it past the Mrs into the garage... lol
 

admin 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,344
Reaction score
5
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
This i a problem I have PDCambs,how to get stuff past the housekeeping police when large boxes arrive from Thornes.
 

mrDoe 

House Bee
Joined
Nov 28, 2008
Messages
117
Reaction score
0
Location
uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
25
I've got a large van, so it stays in there until she's out, then back up to the garage and offload. The trick is to get it delivered to work not home.

Mind you, the garage is so crowded I don't know where I'm going to put this pallet of stuff when it comes in; are all beekeepers hoarders like me?
 

artibaton 

House Bee
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
142
Reaction score
1
Location
berkshire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
06
with mine and my missus lack of experience im able to sell her the idea that we can get some pin money out of this and lots of honey...maybe after building a few hunnerd frames and getting stung a few times...as well as a sticky kitchen after harvest my time is going to be short to enjoy it.
 

admin 

Queen Bee
Beekeeping Sponsor
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
6,344
Reaction score
5
Location
Hampshire uk
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
6
You can get away with it the first year saying "think of all the money we will make selling honey",trouble is you forget to say that all the money made is needed to buy more hives and frames for next year as you plan to expand by 100% :cheers2:
 

Frisbee 

Drone Bee
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
1,438
Reaction score
2
Location
Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
8
I ordered some stuff in the Thorne's sale. . . . . I was a bit more restrained than some of you :) I got 3 brood bodies, 3 roofs and 3 OM floors, collected them today as I was passing Wragby from one job to another. My van smelt lovely all the way home (makes a change from smelling of sheep :ack2: and cows)

Frisbee
 
Top