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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.

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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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That was the Beez Neez price, I will not use Cedar Glen Bees

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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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2009, 11:43:34 PM »

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That was the Beez Neez price, I will not use Cedar Glen Bees

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.
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2009, 12:41:21 PM »

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Thanks for the info. I'm actually in the Monday night class at Beez Neez.
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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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That was the Beez Neez price, I will not use Cedar Glen Bees

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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The Carolina Bee Company is located about 30 minutes north of Raleigh.
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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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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2009, 11:26:15 AM »



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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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2009, 09:50:28 PM »



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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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2009, 06:16:18 AM »



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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