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« on: December 12, 2009, 07:58:49 AM »

Anybody find out what they will be paying? I'll start:
$76 for 3lb packages with italian queens
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 08:07:41 AM »

If I prepay current supplier,75 for 3lb w/queen.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »

$90.00 for nucs (Italians)... not sure about packages, probably in the $75 - 80.00 range
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 01:57:56 PM »

In Denver Colorado for Nuc 90$(5 frame) and 70$ for 3lb package.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 05:21:21 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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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 05:50:12 PM »

$95 for 5 frame nucs and $85 for 3lb. packages
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 05:59:50 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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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 06:30:25 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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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009, 08:05:29 AM »

$120 for a 5 Medium Mrame Nuc, Italian Hygenic, Local Pick-up.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009, 09:23:30 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.

If anyone wants the entire list, pm me in January, it is an excel file

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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2009, 09:57:37 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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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 10:35:34 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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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 11:17:03 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

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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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 08:41:44 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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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2009, 05:44:20 AM »

I am paying $175 per 5 frame nuc for russians, 20$ for shipping. 

 shocked 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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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 10:53:46 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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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 11:12:17 AM »

$75 per nuc 4 frame with frame feeder of Italian cordovens five more dollars for a marked queen.
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2009, 01:44:41 PM »

$125.00 medium overwintered nuc.  I pick up.  Cardboard nuc box.
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 07:19:51 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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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 12:22:31 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-   cool
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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 06:19:36 PM »

me and Dwight have been kinda working together at times the last few year, we are very good friends, you can see he even post me on his site in the "about" section, he is one of the best friends I have had. very good person and will stand behind his bee's. he stay's at my place for a week at a time during queen rearing season, we get about 3-4 week earlier start here instead of his place, then he gets his place going and this year I am going to go to his place and stay and help.

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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 06:27:14 PM »

Today I actually just upped my order to 4 nucs from Dwight.
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2009, 09:27:46 PM »

looking forward to picking them up in May.  This was my first year of beekeeping- started with 2 hives (packages) now down to one.  Didn't get any honey Sad-  Hopefully it will make it through the winter.  It seems strong (but what do I know) -hopefully I'll have 3 going forward. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2009, 09:03:54 PM »

why does no one ship nucs?
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2009, 09:14:29 PM »

why does no one ship nucs?

Probably quite a lot of the reason is ventilation. And weight/cost. And moving combs crushing bees (possibly the queen?). And.. And..

Y'think it's tough to get nucs, just try getting a package shipped - insured - to Alaska. I'm desparately hoping at least one of my hives will make it through the winter so I have something to breed from.
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2009, 10:03:01 PM »

The fatbeeman was shipping nucs last year. I like the looks of his stock but its cost prohibitive if you want to get more than one because its expensive with the shipping but at least he offers it, or at least he did.
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2009, 07:47:39 AM »

Fatbeeman still ships nucs.  I have never had any of his bees, but he has a good reputation.

www.fatbeeman.com


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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2009, 09:45:12 AM »

I thought he still might, he did last year but I didn't want to post for sure if I hadn't checked into it.
Someone posted somewhere last year that he lost alot of bees that he sent through the mail, they sat on a postal truck or something and there were issues with the postal service accpeting bees.
I don't even remember where I read it but this person claimed it was quite alot.
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2009, 03:16:28 PM »

Depends on the breed.$85.00,$105.00 to $140.00

Buckfast,and All American $105.00  http://www.rweaver.com/order.html
$120.00-$140.00 Highbreed.   http://www.beeweaver.com/home.php
All kind here.$83.00 to $91.00  http://www.cedarglenbees.com/products.asp?cat=16
 Same,same every year,all different prices.
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« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2009, 10:44:57 PM »

Nucs were $85 for 5 frames here last year.  I got one for 60 because it was late in the year and they wanted to get ride of it.  It was loaded plum full of brood.  I dont know why you would want a package when you get five frames, brood, and stores included.  Although you can find out they have chalk brood a week later like I did.
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« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2009, 09:33:57 AM »

2 packages from Shamrock "S" headed by VSH/SMR queens - drones are Russian/VSH. $75.00 plus shipping
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2009, 04:24:27 PM »

62$ for a three pound pkg with Italian queen plus shipping.
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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2009, 05:15:12 PM »

Busy Bee Apiaries is selling 3# packages for $80 picked up in the first two weeks of April from their Chapel Hill location. Queen is a Minnesota Hygenic that they raise locally. The bees are from south Georgia.
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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2010, 02:42:18 PM »

$100 for a 5-frame nuc of Italians, picked up.
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2010, 09:37:16 PM »

Where are you getting your packages this year?
62$ for a three pound pkg with Italian queen plus shipping.
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