used beekeeping supplies

pembroke(6--Louisville KY)February 18, 2006

Does anyone deal in good lightly USED beekeeping supplies? I've seen a few on ebay but would like to be able to see what I'm geeting into when buying used. Any thoughts will appreciated. Thanks. Pembroke

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Other than Morris Weaver in Texas ( I don't know of anyone who really deals in used beekeeping supplies except for some of the big stuff (large extractors, etc.) Your best bet may be to contact some of the local beekeeping associations and see if they know anyone that is downsizing or getting out of the business. I know in the local association here there are frequently ads in the newsletter for used equipment.


Here is a link that might be useful: Kentucky Beekeeping Associations

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 12:25PM
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denise_ky(z6 KY)

I may have some bee equipment to sell you. I've kind of moved back to Louisville but am keeping one hive on my property in Elizabethtown. I have lots of frames already made and may have some acceptable boxes.
Your handle sounds familiar. I wonder if we've "met" somewhere else?
If you're interested please e-mail me:


    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 5:28PM
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bejay9_10(zone 9/10)

The folks in the bee business (exterminators in the know) can usually advise what's available in your area. I looked in the yellow pages to find one that captured my swarm and helped me put them in a box - although had my own empties.

They tell me that bees usually like the old, used hives better than nice newly painted, etc. hives. Of course, they probably should be cleaned thoroughly before use. I usually use a propane torch to clean off the frames and scorch the inside of the boxes before reintroducing to the bees, however.

What about E-bay?

Just my 2 c's.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 11:06AM
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