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Offline robbo

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Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:53:56 AM »
Are these available at all?

How do they travel? Express post in Aussie post or are they couriered?

Let us know hey.

Rob.


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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 06:54:50 AM »
Hey Robbo,
Bees in the Northern Rivers are swarming at the moment - you might get lucky.

Look up Browns Bees, they sell packages and queens. I've never dealt with them. I read the owner had a lawsuit for illegally importing queens.
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3, 4 and 5lb packages with one queen are available from October  till March.

How many packages are you hoping to get? I'm interested in the price if you get a quote.  :)

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 08:31:34 AM »
I emailed them for pricing a while ago - no reply.

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 05:58:12 AM »
cheers guys - will check them out.

Yea, I dont have time this year to chase swarms - The people in the post office at Casino were telling me they get package bees and queens come thru there a fair bit - just wondering where they come from?

Im after 10 or a dozen only tho.

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 06:00:00 AM »
hmm, got a website for browns?

only one Ican find is http://www.brownsbees.com/ and they are in USA

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 09:23:22 AM »

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 04:51:35 PM »
Thanks for that!!! :-D

Offline OzBuzz

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 10:22:59 PM »
Did you ever hear back from them Robbo? I sent them an email, got a reply, replied to their reply but haven't gotten a reply to that yet :)

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 07:20:05 AM »
Sorry, I wasnt watching the thread.

Yea no worries, they answered the emails etc.

Give em a ring mate.

Rob :)

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Re: Recommend me a Package Bee seller - East coast
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 07:30:53 AM »
I got a reply-pick up only sadly  :(