Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 23, 2014, 07:23:14 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat(1)  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Fair Price for a hive of bees  (Read 1230 times)
the-ecohouse.com
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 263


Location: Mallee Australia


WWW
« on: September 21, 2012, 03:44:53 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?


Logged
squidink
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 165


Location: Melbourne


WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 06:29:06 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
Logged

Geoff
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 564

Location: Yinnar, Australia


« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 07:28:50 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.
Logged

Local Area Network in Australia - the LAN down under.
bigsting
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 51


Location: Murray lands SA


« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 11:20:11 AM »

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
Logged
Birdswood
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 87


Location: Strathfieldsaye Victoria


« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 06:19:03 PM »

Hi Eco,
just wondering if you went ahead with purchasing these 300 hives and if so, how they're going for you?

Leigh
Logged
rawfind
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 200

Location: Ne ,Victoria


WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 07:55:42 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
Logged
Geoff
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 564

Location: Yinnar, Australia


« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 05:36:28 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.
Logged

Local Area Network in Australia - the LAN down under.
bailey
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 874


Location: RACELAND LA


« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 06:47:16 PM »

I get $ 250 for a
A single medium hive with new gear packed full.
But that's one at a time
Bailey
Logged

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.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.701 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page March 17, 2014, 02:09:18 AM