I see Lapp’s Bee Supply is missing…from near Portage Wisconsin. I was there and bought some stuff in person in October 1994.
Most of those other names were there 25 years ago. I used to visit Walter T Kelly Co. about the time Mr. Kelly passed. (By the way, beeswax burns mighty hot… I had just posted on TheCityman and his fire tragedy.)
Wow, what a line-up! I happened upon a bee keeper’s card posted on a wall in a diner we ate at. She is only 15 min away and I reserved some nuc for the spring. I felt really fortunate to see that card!
Great information. There is a place that sells bees and hives about an hour away from me. I will get their website information once I contact them. They are located in Ohio and he does a very good job with his bees and is very careful about what bees he sends out. He is a careful breeder and watches the problem with diseases more than a lot of the other ones I know.
A follow up on the bee supplier I mentioned earlier. He does not have a website. He is trying to stay small. He has over 100 hives. He only does local pickup, unfortunately.
i had to conform from him today to see if it would be okay to post his information here.
He does sell bees but he just sold his last batch today before I talked with him.
I will post his information in case someone is interested and close enough to drive to pick up his products. He is a very nice guy and has a lot of great knowledge about beekeeping.
He normally goes to the local festivals and gatherings. This is where he can put up his displays and sell his honey. He then offers the supplies he carries for local pickup. I would imagine the shipping on a complete hive would be very expensive. I can see why he offers only local pickup. He does had his hives built by the Amish. He likes the quality of the products they build for him. https://dayton.craigslist.org/grd/d/tipp-city-bee-equipment-miami-county/7234389013.html