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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2009, 05:45:51 PM »

they moved to Tennessee and had all their land, home and buildings here in the Ga mountains, they will still have and sale their queens but they added the bee's to it to make it more alluring, thats my thinking anyway....   
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« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2009, 06:49:27 PM »

Wonder how much land and what they are asking. Just curious
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« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2009, 07:48:20 PM »

http://web.me.com/dannpurvis/Purvis_Brothers_Bee_Business_For_Sale/Photos.html

you will have to call for price!
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« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2009, 07:54:59 PM »

they moved to Tennessee and had all their land, home and buildings here in the Ga mountains, they will still have and sale their queens but they added the bee's to it to make it more alluring, thats my thinking anyway....   

Their website makes it sound like they are completely moving on and only going to be doing enough to keep themselves supplied.
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« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2009, 08:10:52 PM »

This is what I was told,

They are selling the Georgia apiary but will continue to keep bees on a smaller scale in TN.

its a pretty place and would be a nice investment if someone wanted to take it over, they have some good bee's.
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« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2009, 08:23:32 AM »

This is what I was told,

They are selling the Georgia apiary but will continue to keep bees on a smaller scale in TN.

its a pretty place and would be a nice investment if someone wanted to take it over, they have some good bee's.


You don't pay premium for a bee line (or anything else) when you potentially will be dealing with the owner producing from another spot.

If Jim's plumbing decided to move to a bigger place down the street, they sell the empty place business as that....an empty building. Yes, Jim may not want to take all the "stuff" with him to a new location. So he either sells it, or includes it into the purchase price. But is he selling a "plumbing" business? Certainly, Jim's clientele, his expertise and reputation, and all that Jim has built....is NOT staying behind. All that is moving down the street....and customers will know this. So for Jim to suggest he is selling a "business" is a little off in my way of thinking.

Now if Jim was retiring, handing over his business on an agreement of a slow transition, with guidance, support, client lists, and standing behind the name and business as the new owners get established....now that is a premium you pay for. But you pay nothing for a "business" when Jim is opening a new place down the road and using his same business name, no matter what "size" he says he is going to be.

The old business is only as good as the new owners. And if that business would be a bee business instead of a plumbing operation, the story stays the same. That bee line is only as good as the new owners ability. And however good the bees were in the past, that can not be guaranteed in the future. Purvis' expertise and ability was their value. And unless they are working for the new owners, you don't pay a premium.

And if I needed plumbing work done, and was happy with Jim in the past, I would call Jim at his new place of operation. Why call the old place with a new owner, just because Jim left some old tools behind or failed to take down the old sign....
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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2009, 09:59:01 AM »

here's a ad from one of the bee magazines

Our business is nestled in the North Georgia Mountains in Union County. The closest towns are Blairsville, Young Harris and Hiawassee, Georgia. Our operation produces the best queens available. The entire business is for sale. This includes the house, bee lab, wood shop, vehicles, trailers, storage, out yards and all the extras that go into producing good quality queens.

We believe we have contributed as much as we can to the bee industry and have decided to move on. We have been called to our new home in middle Tennessee near Lawrenceburg. We will still be keeping Goldline bees but on a much smaller scale and conducting practical beekeeping research and breeding on the side.

The Goldline bee is also offered as part of the business and we would be happy to work out a mutually beneficial arrangement to breed and maintain this line as well as other Lines or Races of Honeybees using our experience as Survival Breeders, Artificial Inseminators, and Closed Population Breeding Group Specialists. We would love to pass on what we have learned to the new owner(s).

To all of our loyal and supportive friends and clients, thank you for the great run and we love and greatly appreciate you all. Thank you for many great hours of beekeeping stories, ideas, support, and keeping us in the “Survivor” category for so long.

We are extremely busy and request only serious inquiries.


It seems they will sale all including the name, but I do believe they will still sale a few on the side but nothing like before. they will have to call them another name now I bet. I like the part where they will work with the new owner and share all their knowledge of the operation.
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« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2009, 07:02:39 PM »

TwT, that is the same info I got from them in email.
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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2009, 07:17:39 PM »


The entire business is for sale...

We believe we have contributed as much as we can to the bee industry and have decided to move on...

We will still be keeping Goldline bees but on a much smaller scale and ... breeding on the side.



The first two statements seems counter intuitive to the last one. They have decided to move on, but they arn't moving on. They have decided not to sell queens anymore, but they are still selling queens (only less of them).

If I was a buyer, I wouldn't be interested. I wouldn't like the idea of purchasing a business while the old owner is down the road 'competing' with me, even if they are giving me pointers.

If I was looking for queen bees, I wouldn't be looking here any longer. Purvis is scaling down their operation so there is no way to tell if they can fill your orders, and there is no way to tell what the new queens will be like (either exactly as Purvis had kept them, or otherwise) from the person who bought the business. Providing quality queens isn't like owning a gas station. If someone was good at it from the start, my guess is they wouldn't need to purchase an operation in GA to get better at it. Just my thoughts though.
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« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2009, 08:27:44 PM »

Does this company still sell queens?

Why is it for sale ? Anyone know for how much?

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« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2010, 11:31:17 AM »

By chance did anyone buy a goldline queen this year? If so how are they doing.
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« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2010, 06:53:46 PM »

I was wondering if they were still selling bees on the big time scale.
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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2010, 07:06:30 PM »

They are not selling bees this year.

But I am looking for someone who has a Queen for sale Goldline

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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2010, 01:15:26 PM »

Ok I called Purvis Brothers today and found they are not selling for 2010, unknown about 2011.  Cry
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