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Offline steveouk

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Bee Prices in 2009
« on: January 20, 2009, 08:59:59 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 09:21:28 PM »
63  dollars  for a 3 ld.     it is pick up thow.
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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 09:32:49 PM »
Shipped from Ohio to NC, 72.00 plus shipping, for 3 lb.  carnies.
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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 11:16:19 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 07:06:03 AM »
69$ for 3 lbs.  Italians and it's a pick up.

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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 07:23:59 AM »
I'm in CT also.  We are you getting your packages this year?

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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 10:25:30 AM »
$78 for 4lb packages of italians/ pick up

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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 10:32:18 AM »
$65.00 each for 20 5-frame nucs delivered.

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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 11:14:30 AM »
Those prices seem fairly reasonable this year compared to what I paid last year.
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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 12:23:26 PM »
I just paid for two packages (3 pound) at $75 each. Delivered to about 10 miles from the house.
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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 01:58:26 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 02:10:55 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 09:52:30 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 10:22:05 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2009, 12:01:19 AM »
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.
let me know!
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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 03:13:42 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2009, 12:21:39 PM »
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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 02:23:58 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 04:30:00 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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Re: Bee Prices in 2009
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2009, 12:37:21 AM »
$70 for Minnesota Hygienic Nuc on medium frames.
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