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Horns Pure Honey
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« on: March 07, 2005, 06:35:53 PM »

In my area, Illinois, it is costing me $68.00 for a 3 pound nuc of bees. Is this the average cost of bees across the nation, I have never really checked. This year I am getting 2 nucs for shure and getting 8 hives for free. Dont really plan to go any higher even though I want to. bye Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 06:58:07 PM »

I can't remember for sure, but I THINK the 2 pounds of bees I bought 2 years ago was about $48. There was no shipping because I had my father-in-law pick them up for me.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2005, 07:17:32 PM »

We are getting ares bruaght to us for free through the club, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 07:32:13 PM »

I'm getting 4 frame nucs for $110 in Massachusetts
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 07:40:22 PM »

Well for just my 2 nucs it will be around 140 bucks, lol, o well, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005, 11:58:59 PM »

think I paid $41 per package
from dadant
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005, 01:04:10 AM »

I paid 53 a package on 12 packages
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005, 06:44:48 AM »

Here in Indiana I paid $59 for a 4-frame nuc - raised in state - which I'll pick up around May 1st.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005, 07:55:02 AM »

Local 5 frame nucs are selling for $53.00 here In Michigan.
Lapps of Wisconsin prices in the 2005 catalog are 2LB. package $44.00 till you buy 100 then reduce price by a dollar. 3 lb packages are $53.00 no reduction for buying quanity. Five frame nucs are $65.00 to bee picked up May 1st.
All above packages and nucs except the Michigan ones are to bee picked up at Reeseville Wisconsin only.
Kare and I got seven 2 deeps colonies complete for $50.00 each from the retireing beekeeper.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005, 08:24:19 AM »

My club buys from dandant so I dont know why it is so $$$. bye Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2005, 02:53:25 PM »

in michigan for a 3# pkg was 51.45   Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2005, 03:18:07 PM »

My mail order Italian bees were $65 for each 3-pound package, plus shipping.  Up from last year.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2005, 04:44:56 PM »

Wwll all I know is that they are from dandant and have to be shiped to the club I guess and cost alot, bye
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2005, 05:31:01 PM »

Quote from: Horns Pure Honey
In my area, Illinois, it is costing me $68.00 for a 3 pound nuc of bees. Is this the average cost of bees across the nation, I have never really checked. This year I am getting 2 nucs for shure and getting 8 hives for free. Dont really plan to go any higher even though I want to. bye Cheesy


I assume you meant 3lb package, since nucs are sold by frame and package are sold by pounds.  

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2lb packages $39
3lb packages $48
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2005, 06:11:36 PM »

oops, lol, sorry, guess I wasnt thinking about it, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2005, 06:57:00 PM »

My 3lb packages are $60--I'm picking them up, but shipping would be an extr $15 perl
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2005, 07:15:13 PM »

so my bees could really be only 50 or so dollars and the shipping is what cost, bye Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2005, 09:33:55 PM »

3 lbs packages were 48.  45 if you bought 5 or more.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2005, 09:36:13 PM »

My grandpa thinks they said 58 dollars but I am pretty shure they said 68, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2005, 02:45:52 AM »

There are no bees in my area that I know of.  The closest place is an hour and a half away, and it was cheaper to pay for shipping then gas.  I honestly can't remember what I paid, somewhere in the $50-$60 range (and that's for 3# packages).
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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2005, 05:20:41 AM »

It would probably cost me less to have them mailed, too, but I'm going to drive to Michigan first, visit with relatives, and then down to Ohio to pick up the bees. I figure I'll make a road trip out of it, and get to see a big apiary at the same time.
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2005, 06:18:09 AM »

Hey Lesli,

What apiary in Ohio are you going to visit?  I've been thinking about heading over to Ohio to see my folks and maybe make a stop in Wooster to see the bee museum at the Ohio Ag Research center:
http://beelab.osu.edu/
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2005, 03:36:36 PM »

Buckeye Bee in Utica.
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2005, 11:17:12 AM »

Bee Museum!    I am going to Cincinnatti next week,  I may have to make some extra time to visit the Wooster Bee Museum!
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2005, 04:50:57 PM »

That sounds sweet, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2005, 12:34:20 PM »

My trip to the Beelab/Museum was a dud - no one there. I had e-mailed ahead of time, but didn't get a response until AFTER I had got home.  Oh well, maybe next time.  Here what they sent me:

Dear Mark:

The bee museum has no regular days or hours that it is open.  When someone is interested in touring the museum, they usually coordinate a day and time with us.  There is no admission charge at this time.

Sincerely,
Sherry
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2005, 05:24:43 PM »

that stinks, bye
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2005, 10:54:27 PM »

Here in BC(CANADA) ,we pay about 80.00 for 2pounds with queen. SEE YA Tracy
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2005, 05:30:52 PM »

Ok, now I dont feal like mine are so $$$. Bye Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2005, 11:13:44 PM »

here in michigan i paid. $51.45
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2005, 11:19:14 PM »

With all that money Robo is saving on his car insurance, he might want to get some more beeeeeeeeeeeeeees
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005, 06:21:13 AM »

There's always room for more beeeees!
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