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2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« on: December 12, 2009, 08:58:49 AM »
Anybody find out what they will be paying? I'll start:
$76 for 3lb packages with italian queens

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 09:07:41 AM »
If I prepay current supplier,75 for 3lb w/queen.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 11:14:21 AM »
$90.00 for nucs (Italians)... not sure about packages, probably in the $75 - 80.00 range
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 02:57:56 PM »
In Denver Colorado for Nuc 90$(5 frame) and 70$ for 3lb package.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 06:21:21 PM »
$100 for a 5 frame nuc of mutts.... but the lineage and breeds it has are worth it I think.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 06:50:12 PM »
$95 for 5 frame nucs and $85 for 3lb. packages

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 06:59:50 PM »
$95 for 5 frame nucs and $85 for 3lb. packages

just $10 between a nuc and package, I am surprised they even sell any packages. someone would be crazy to buy packages when they can get a nuc for close to the same price.

Around here
average price for a nuc is about $100.
average price on a 3# package is about $65
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 07:30:25 PM »
I've been told to get $90 for 5 frame nucs in a cardboard nuc box this year.  These will be mutts from south Ga and you pick up.  We don't like the packages and luck lots of people have installing them so we don't shake and sell them.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009, 09:05:29 AM »
$120 for a 5 Medium Mrame Nuc, Italian Hygenic, Local Pick-up.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009, 10:23:30 AM »
I keep a list of about 30 package suppliers with information on prices (incl. shipping to my zip).  I also collect nuc and queen prices.  The list won't be complete until January, but currently, the average price for a 3lb package is:  83.38 and the average prices for nucs are:  3 frame - 95; 4 frame - 100.75; 5 frame - 110.00.  These do not include shipping.  Nuc prices are based on many fewer totals.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2009, 10:57:37 AM »
$65 for a 3 lbs package of Italians.
 NUCS are anywhere from $80-105 around here from what I'm seeing.
 We ordered six packages last night and might increase the order if some of our hives die.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 11:35:34 AM »
$95 for 5 frame nucs and $85 for 3lb. packages

just $10 between a nuc and package, I am surprised they even sell any packages. someone would be crazy to buy packages when they can get a nuc for close to the same price.

Around here
average price for a nuc is about $100.
average price on a 3# package is about $65


The reason they are so close in price is a nuc usually has to be picked up and not shipped most of the time. a package is usually shipped. So a package is about $30-$40 cheaper if you pick it up like you would a nuc.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 12:17:03 PM »
$95 for 5 frame nucs and $85 for 3lb. packages

just $10 between a nuc and package, I am surprised they even sell any packages. someone would be crazy to buy packages when they can get a nuc for close to the same price.

Around here
average price for a nuc is about $100.
average price on a 3# package is about $65

aw ok so thats counting shipping also, got it


The reason they are so close in price is a nuc usually has to be picked up and not shipped most of the time. a package is usually shipped. So a package is about $30-$40 cheaper if you pick it up like you would a nuc.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 09:41:44 PM »
I am paying $175 per 5 frame nuc for russians, 20$ for shipping.  I think that this is expensive, but The bees I got here last year are good producers and very quiet, so it is worth it.  I got some nuc's from other suppliers and they were $150 and hot as hell.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2009, 06:44:20 AM »
I am paying $175 per 5 frame nuc for russians, 20$ for shipping. 

 :shock: WOW!!!!

That is high, I never heard of anyone paying that much for nuc, you can find full hives usually for sale around $150-$160.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 11:53:46 AM »
I'm getting a couple of Russian nucs for $100/ea. Of course I'm driving up to Easley, SC to get them so there is the additional cost of mileage...
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 12:12:17 PM »
$75 per nuc 4 frame with frame feeder of Italian cordovens five more dollars for a marked queen.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2009, 02:44:41 PM »
$125.00 medium overwintered nuc.  I pick up.  Cardboard nuc box.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 08:19:51 AM »
I'm getting a couple of Russian nucs for $100/ea. Of course I'm driving up to Easley, SC to get them so there is the additional cost of mileage...

you must be getting them from Dwight, He will have a Russian yard here in Lincoln County Ga. this year. We are going to fill all of his equipment and all of mine this year thats why he isn't selling a lot of nuc's this year.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 01:22:31 PM »
I'm getting a couple of Russian nucs for $100/ea. Of course I'm driving up to Easley, SC to get them so there is the additional cost of mileage...

you must be getting them from Dwight, He will have a Russian yard here in Lincoln County Ga. this year. We are going to fill all of his equipment and all of mine this year thats why he isn't selling a lot of nuc's this year.

I'm getting two from Dwight as well-   8-)

 

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