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« on: January 20, 2009, 07:59:59 PM »

Well i just ordered 2 x 3# Packages of Italians and am paying $85 Dollars a package. I am very happy with the supplier as the bee's i had off him did very well.


I was wondering what everyone else was paying this year ?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 08:21:28 PM »

63  dollars  for a 3 ld.     it is pick up thow.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 08:32:49 PM »

Shipped from Ohio to NC, 72.00 plus shipping, for 3 lb.  carnies.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 10:16:19 PM »

74$ for a 3lb Russian package, picked up from Warm Colors.

99.20$ for a 3lb Caucasian package from Long creek shipped.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 06:06:03 AM »

69$ for 3 lbs.  Italians and it's a pick up.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 06:23:59 AM »

I'm in CT also.  We are you getting your packages this year?

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 09:25:30 AM »

$78 for 4lb packages of italians/ pick up
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 09:32:18 AM »

$65.00 each for 20 5-frame nucs delivered.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 10:14:30 AM »

Those prices seem fairly reasonable this year compared to what I paid last year.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 11:23:26 AM »

I just paid for two packages (3 pound) at $75 each. Delivered to about 10 miles from the house.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 12:58:26 PM »

Shipped from Ohio to NC, 72.00 plus shipping, for 3 lb.  carnies.


I may be off here, but doesn't it seem unusual to ship a package from Ohio to NC when they come from the South or Cal. anyway?  That seems like double the stress on the bees. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 01:10:55 PM »

Shipped from Ohio to NC, 72.00 plus shipping, for 3 lb.  carnies.


I may be off here, but doesn't it seem unusual to ship a package from Ohio to NC when they come from the South or Cal. anyway?  That seems like double the stress on the bees. 

I don't know anyone down south with carni packages. So they may be coming from Cali. Long way for sure.

And for those who want a specific type queen line, I suggest getting a cheap package to start, keeping the shipping down, then using the saved money to purchase the queen type you want after they are established.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 08:52:30 PM »

I paid $95 for a 3# package with a marked queen and will be picking them up in Navasota.  I haven't talked to them to see how the hurricane we had come through here last year (Ike) affected them.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 09:22:05 PM »

99.20 inculding shipping for #3 package and queen of Russian from Long Creek,
87.65 including shipping for #3 package of Italian with queen from Rossman,
113.50 incliding shipping for #3 package and Queen of all American Italian from R Weaver,
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009, 11:01:19 PM »

hey Steve? where are you gonna get your bees from?
I was gonna try navasota again but after sarafinas post I thought it was kinda high, especially with having to pick them up.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 02:13:42 AM »

Here is the email my supplier sent out.

The base price of a 3 pound package will be $90.00.  The base price of a 4 pound package will be $105.00.  If you want a marked queen it will cost an additional $2.50.  Shipping cage deposits will continue at $5.00.  When you add all of that together with state sales tax it comes to $102.65 for a three pound package with unmarked queen, $105.36 for a three pound package with a marked queen.  If you don't specify we will assume you want unmarked queens.  A four pound package with tax and shipping cage deposit will come to $118.93 with an unmarked queen and $121.64 with a marked queen.
   We plan to have package bees available for pickup at our store on the afternoon of April 15, 2009 (a Wednesday) We won't know for sure about the pickup date until about a week beforehand.  It all hinges on when the weather is warm enough for queens to get mated in Redding , CA.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2009, 11:21:39 AM »

I havn't heard packages yet, but a deep  hive, 9 frame with new queen and brood, 115.00 pickup, packages seem to varie with supplier, last years supplier hasn't given me a price yet.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 01:23:58 PM »

John i'm getting min from paris texas again. You have to pick them up but to be honest they seem to do very well where i;m at and out preformed the two nucs i got last year. so if there anything like what i got last year i should do well !
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 03:30:00 PM »

OldEnglish,

Have you checked the prices at our two local suppliers (Beez Neez and Cedar Glen)?  Might save you a bit.

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009, 11:37:21 PM »

$70 for Minnesota Hygienic Nuc on medium frames.
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2009, 02:38:01 PM »

OldEnglish,

Have you checked the prices at our two local suppliers (Beez Neez and Cedar Glen)?  Might save you a bit.

SH

That was the Beez Neez price, I will not use Cedar Glen Bees
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2009, 06:35:07 PM »

$67 for 3# package delivered.
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2009, 09:24:07 PM »

   Manfre, I'm in Hickory, where did you pick them up?



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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2009, 11:14:25 PM »

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I am finishing up a beginning beekeeping course at Beez Neez and plan to get my packages from them since I am already building a relationship with them. But I'm curious as to you comment about Cedar Glen Bees. Is there a reason you won't use them? I am new, so have little to no experience with suppliers. That said, Cedar Glen does seem to have a wider selection of bees. Is there something I need to know about them should I want to try some of their bees in the future?
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I am finishing up a beginning beekeeping course at Beez Neez and plan to get my packages from them since I am already building a relationship with them. But I'm curious as to you comment about Cedar Glen Bees. Is there a reason you won't use them? I am new, so have little to no experience with suppliers. That said, Cedar Glen does seem to have a wider selection of bees. Is there something I need to know about them should I want to try some of their bees in the future?

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My comments about Cedar Glen are based on events over at another forum, I also did not know anything about them so last year I posted asking if anyone knew anything about them and their products. The feed back I got was mixed but this year there have been several postings from folks who placed orders through the website using a credit card, so far no orders have been processed and no messages have been returned, either email or phones. What made it an easy decision for me was the owner of cedar glen came on trying to back up his company, then he posted that I was just a disgruntled fired ex employee, when I have never worked for them or any bee supplier for that matter, and I was not the one posting negative about them, I just asked if anyone knew them.
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2009, 07:44:38 PM »

$105 for a 3lb package w/ queen. Italians. Shipped to CT.
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2009, 09:49:28 PM »

$80 for 4lb packages delivered from GA to MA
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2009, 11:47:06 PM »

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I am finishing up a beginning beekeeping course at Beez Neez and plan to get my packages from them since I am already building a relationship with them. But I'm curious as to you comment about Cedar Glen Bees. Is there a reason you won't use them? I am new, so have little to no experience with suppliers. That said, Cedar Glen does seem to have a wider selection of bees. Is there something I need to know about them should I want to try some of their bees in the future?

If you go to the tuesday night class you know me as I am their while my daughter takes the class.
My comments about Cedar Glen are based on events over at another forum, I also did not know anything about them so last year I posted asking if anyone knew anything about them and their products. The feed back I got was mixed but this year there have been several postings from folks who placed orders through the website using a credit card, so far no orders have been processed and no messages have been returned, either email or phones. What made it an easy decision for me was the owner of cedar glen came on trying to back up his company, then he posted that I was just a disgruntled fired ex employee, when I have never worked for them or any bee supplier for that matter, and I was not the one posting negative about them, I just asked if anyone knew them.

I've ordered packages through Cedar Glen Bees and cannot complain of the service I've recieved personally.  I know they were months late in finally acknowledging reciept of credit card orders but my understanding was that was more an issue of the health of the wife who does all the bookkeeping. 
Cedar Glen Bees is operated by a man and wife who decided to finance their retirement by operating a parttime bee supply company, I think it has grown beyond their expactations or management abilities.  As for Oldenglish, I think the operator mistook you for an ex-employee who is somewhat of a hotshot that attends either the Standwood Beekeepers or the Skagit County Beekeepers depending on who he has offended the least, last.  He has a similar handle.

I'm not trying to defend Cedar Glen Bees just explain the situation as I believe it exists.  I've used them because they have been the closest supplier with the strains of bees I've wanted to obtain, but this might be the last year I get bees through them, depends.
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2009, 12:08:44 AM »

   Manfre, I'm in Hickory, where did you pick them up?

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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2009, 07:28:42 AM »

 $77.00 for Three pound pkg and I got four 2 Italians and 2 Carnis.
 $19.50 queens and got two. These come from Oliverize in California.
 I will split most of my existing hives and let them make there own queens. The 2 queens I purchased will replace a couple of three year old queens and I will put the old queens in nucs to supply brood for a weak hive if there are any or to help with comb production I hate to get rid of them they have laid explosive brrood patterns every year so I figured I would keep using them and let the bees decide when to relace them.
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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2009, 10:06:48 AM »

Troutstalker2, see if Brushy or Miller in Wilkesboro has any bees that you can purchase.  I have found both to be reasonably priced and great quality.
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I've ordered packages through Cedar Glen Bees and cannot complain of the service I've recieved personally.  I know they were months late in finally acknowledging reciept of credit card orders but my understanding was that was more an issue of the health of the wife who does all the bookkeeping. 
Cedar Glen Bees is operated by a man and wife who decided to finance their retirement by operating a parttime bee supply company, I think it has grown beyond their expactations or management abilities.  As for Oldenglish, I think the operator mistook you for an ex-employee who is somewhat of a hotshot that attends either the Standwood Beekeepers or the Skagit County Beekeepers depending on who he has offended the least, last.  He has a similar handle.

I'm not trying to defend Cedar Glen Bees just explain the situation as I believe it exists.  I've used them because they have been the closest supplier with the strains of bees I've wanted to obtain, but this might be the last year I get bees through them, depends.

I hope things go smoother for them this year, maybe they just got too ambitious to fast but I think they could have worked through that just by letting folks know what was happening. Do they have a store on site with actual hours ? I asked in an email but never heard back.
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« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2009, 03:25:16 PM »

$95.00 for 3lb package from Sacramento Beekeeping Supply, I pick up. I have been very happy so far with the bees. They have worked out great and built up really good.
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2009, 07:05:59 PM »

$80 for 3-lb. package, pickup from local commercial beekeeper who drives to Georgia (?) to get them and offers pickup the next day. I think it was $65 last year (help, Two Bees).
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I've ordered packages through Cedar Glen Bees and cannot complain of the service I've recieved personally.  I know they were months late in finally acknowledging reciept of credit card orders but my understanding was that was more an issue of the health of the wife who does all the bookkeeping. 
Cedar Glen Bees is operated by a man and wife who decided to finance their retirement by operating a parttime bee supply company, I think it has grown beyond their expactations or management abilities.  As for Oldenglish, I think the operator mistook you for an ex-employee who is somewhat of a hotshot that attends either the Standwood Beekeepers or the Skagit County Beekeepers depending on who he has offended the least, last.  He has a similar handle.

I'm not trying to defend Cedar Glen Bees just explain the situation as I believe it exists.  I've used them because they have been the closest supplier with the strains of bees I've wanted to obtain, but this might be the last year I get bees through them, depends.

I hope things go smoother for them this year, maybe they just got too ambitious to fast but I think they could have worked through that just by letting folks know what was happening. Do they have a store on site with actual hours ? I asked in an email but never heard back.

There store is a double garage attached to the house.  When the packages arrive the "store" extends part way down the driveway.  It is definitely a retired mom and pop operation.
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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2009, 05:37:31 AM »

2 three lb. packages with clipped and marked queens...65.00 each. 35.00 delivery to local Post Office. cool
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I've ordered packages through Cedar Glen Bees and cannot complain of the service I've recieved personally.  I know they were months late in finally acknowledging reciept of credit card orders but my understanding was that was more an issue of the health of the wife who does all the bookkeeping. 
Cedar Glen Bees is operated by a man and wife who decided to finance their retirement by operating a parttime bee supply company, I think it has grown beyond their expactations or management abilities.  As for Oldenglish, I think the operator mistook you for an ex-employee who is somewhat of a hotshot that attends either the Standwood Beekeepers or the Skagit County Beekeepers depending on who he has offended the least, last.  He has a similar handle.

I'm not trying to defend Cedar Glen Bees just explain the situation as I believe it exists.  I've used them because they have been the closest supplier with the strains of bees I've wanted to obtain, but this might be the last year I get bees through them, depends.

I hope things go smoother for them this year, maybe they just got too ambitious to fast but I think they could have worked through that just by letting folks know what was happening. Do they have a store on site with actual hours ? I asked in an email but never heard back.

There store is a double garage attached to the house.  When the packages arrive the "store" extends part way down the driveway.  It is definitely a retired mom and pop operation.

Way to go for them. I love mom and pop operations. Too many of them are not around anymore. And I'm not talking about just bee stores.
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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2009, 01:09:38 AM »

I'm in a quarantine zone so I'm only allowed getting bees from Vancouver Island, BC, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia.

I'm buying 3 nucs, $110 each CDN$$ Each nuc has 4 frames with bees, brood in all stages and a laying queen.

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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2009, 10:43:46 PM »

$70.. ea, local beek. no shipping,
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2009, 10:45:19 AM »

I paid $312 for 4 packages of bees ($78 each) they will be shipped by U.P.S.I paid for them in Oct 2008,and they should be here this month..I bought mine from Rossman out of Ga,,,I wanted to get them from a close dealer so the shipping would be that stressful..
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2009, 11:48:34 AM »

I paid $80.00 for some Russian nucs that I ordered through a club member.
 $115.00 for custom order nucs( purvis goldline and NWC) that were started for me on foundationless frames in mediums.
Then I paid $125.00 for nucs that were on natural comb, already regressed survivor stock.
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