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Offline the-ecohouse.com

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Fair Price for a hive of bees
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:44:53 AM »
Hi Guys,

Looking at purchasing about 300 hives w/bees from a friend. They come with 5 excellent Perm Site sites, what do you think is a fair price for them?



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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 07:29:06 PM »
I think it depends on a few factors such as how many supers, quality, age of hives etc but  around $25,000 to $35,000. Ben

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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 08:28:50 PM »
   Retail price for 8 frame super, new floor, lid and frames approx. $70.00. 300 hives about $$21.000.00. The bees which you either split, swarm catch or cut out must be worth $50.00 each. Another $15,000.00 for 300. Ready to go working hives reckon you would be looking at $30,000 plus.  Good luck.
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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 12:20:11 PM »
150 to 200 for a 10 frame double is the going rate in SA in good boxes i just bought 9 hives made up of 27 boxes 4 $25 a super

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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 07:19:03 PM »
Hi Eco,
just wondering if you went ahead with purchasing these 300 hives and if so, how they're going for you?

Leigh

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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 08:55:42 AM »
Hi Guys,

Looking at purchasing about 300 hives w/bees from a friend. They come with 5 excellent Perm Site sites, what do you think is a fair price for them?




i rekon the perm sites are actually worth more than the bees are, without good sites bees just go hungry i think thats half the battle with beekeeping

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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
  Just re-reading old posts and came across this one which was of interest back then. This is a current item on Ebay for what it is worth.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321054188015?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

  So what is the real value of something a person wishes to sell. e.g. Joe has a car for sale at $10,000 , until he gets that price it is worth $0.00 and that is when the bargaining starts.
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Re: Fair Price for a hive of bees
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 07:47:16 PM »
I get $ 250 for a
A single medium hive with new gear packed full.
But that's one at a time
Bailey
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

 

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