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look what a little asking around can get you…

Friday night Carl came home from work saying that on Saturday he and Gabriel were going to a small town about a hour away to look at some used bee equipment. Carl works as a hospice chaplain (and is a pastor at our church – doing the bulk of the counseling) and travels all over our county and the seven surrounding it to see their clients each week. We have some really cute small towns that have antique stores around here and he likes to visit them during his lunch hour. Every one he enters he inquires about bee equiment and leather working stuff.

On Friday the store owner told him about a friend whose dad passed away a few years ago and was a beekeeper. Carl got the guy’s number and set a time to meet on Saturday.

When they came home, both “boys” were giddy over their find…

A trailer full of beekeeping goodies.
I know it only looks like sticks but once these are put together
they will be the frames the bees build their honeycomb on.
Here’s some of the frames put together.
Three smokers

Here’s a breakdown of what they bought:

2 deeps
9 supers that were assembled
super that weren’t assembled
lots of frames
several boxes of wax coated plastic foundations
3 smokers
decapping fork and knife
hive tool (big sturdy hunting knife)
3 mason jar feeders
and most exciting…

A stainless steel two frame honey extractor.

And how much did all these goodies cost? a mere $250. Gabriel and Carl split the cost. So looks like I’ll be getting some “free” honey!

Moral of the story…Asking around really pays off.

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jennifer keith

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

love to buy some honey if you eventually have enough, awesome find!


Thursday 5th of July 2012

I'll tell Gabriel to put you on the list. It will probably be next spring before we have surplus.


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Wonderful, I love how people are so willing to “help” when you are looking for something specific. I found my embroidery machine by putting out the word.


Thursday 5th of July 2012

wow! that is really cool. I want an embroidery machine but I have no space for it.


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Wow, great deal! Now you are all set for your first honey crop. Good luck with your bees.

Rachel E.

Monday 2nd of July 2012

Sounds great! Good deal for sure.


Monday 2nd of July 2012

What a great deal! I know you are so excited, I love it when stuff like that happens :)


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Thanks, Kelly.