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Offline BoxerDad

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Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« on: November 15, 2011, 10:52:45 PM »
I'm located on Long Island and I was wondering if there are any apiaries that are  within 75 miles of Mineola NY around the tri-state area that sell packaged bees and or NUCS. I already contacted the local beekeeping club.

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Re: Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 11:14:04 PM »
Nucs are a safer bet,  but packages are nice because you get to observe it from the beginning and there normaly cheaper
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Re: Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 10:11:46 PM »
going with nucs i'm new and want to increase my odds of being successful    :-D
This is the end result of all the bright lights, and the comp trips, and all the champagne, and free hotel suites, and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get *your money*.

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Re: Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 08:24:31 AM »
I think the real question is what do you want them on?  Deep frames?  Small cell?  Top Bars in a Top Bar Hive?  If you want large cells in deeps, then nucs are the way to go.  If you want small cell or mediums or top bars, then you need to see if you can get a nuc with the size cells, frames or bars that you need for that.  Otherwise, if you can't, I would buy a package.
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Re: Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 10:26:57 PM »
I think the real question is what do you want them on?  Deep frames?  Small cell?  Top Bars in a Top Bar Hive?  If you want large cells in deeps, then nucs are the way to go.  If you want small cell or mediums or top bars, then you need to see if you can get a nuc with the size cells, frames or bars that you need for that.  Otherwise, if you can't, I would buy a package.


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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Packaged Bees and / or Nucs ???
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 10:52:34 PM »
Buy a package if the bees aren't on the kind of combs/frames you want.
Michael Bush
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