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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« on: March 07, 2005, 07:35:53 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 :D
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 07:58:07 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, 08:17:32 PM »
We are getting ares bruaght to us for free through the club, bye :D
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 08:32:13 PM »
I'm getting 4 frame nucs for $110 in Massachusetts

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 08:40:22 PM »
Well for just my 2 nucs it will be around 140 bucks, lol, o well, bye :D
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005, 12:58:59 AM »
think I paid $41 per package
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005, 02:04:10 AM »
I paid 53 a package on 12 packages

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2005, 07:44:48 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, 08:55:02 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, 09:24:19 AM »
My club buys from dandant so I dont know why it is so $$$. bye :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2005, 03:53:25 PM »
in michigan for a 3# pkg was 51.45   :D

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2005, 04:18:07 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, 05:44:56 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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Re: Cost of bees in your area?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2005, 06:31:01 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 :D


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, 07:11:36 PM »
oops, lol, sorry, guess I wasnt thinking about it, bye :D
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2005, 07:57:00 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, 08:15:13 PM »
so my bees could really be only 50 or so dollars and the shipping is what cost, bye :)
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2005, 10:33:55 PM »
3 lbs packages were 48.  45 if you bought 5 or more.

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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2005, 10:36:13 PM »
My grandpa thinks they said 58 dollars but I am pretty shure they said 68, bye :D
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2005, 03:45:52 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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