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Offline TwT

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 07:19:36 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 07:27:14 PM »
Today I actually just upped my order to 4 nucs from Dwight.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2009, 10:27:46 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 :(-  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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2009, 10:03:54 PM »
why does no one ship nucs?

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2009, 10:14:29 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2009, 11:03:01 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2009, 08:47:39 AM »
Fatbeeman still ships nucs.  I have never had any of his bees, but he has a good reputation.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2009, 10:45:12 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2009, 04:16:28 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2009, 11:44:57 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2009, 10:33:57 AM »
2 packages from Shamrock "S" headed by VSH/SMR queens - drones are Russian/VSH. $75.00 plus shipping
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2009, 05:24:27 PM »
62$ for a three pound pkg with Italian queen plus shipping.
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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2009, 06:15:12 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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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2010, 03:42:18 PM »
$100 for a 5-frame nuc of Italians, picked up.

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Re: 2010 Package/ Nuc pricing
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2010, 10:37:16 PM »
Where are you getting your packages this year?
62$ for a three pound pkg with Italian queen plus shipping.

 

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