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Offline lonelydrone

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Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:16:29 PM »
Bitter cold this year!  Worried about losses and looking for leads on packages.  If anyone has info on package deliver to Rochester/Buffalo area it would be appreciated.  Seems that bees keep getting more expensive and farther away.  Looking for folks delivering packages around $100.  Buffalo about 1 hour away and perhaps there may be package delivery out of OH.  Again any leads would be appreciated.
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Ward

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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 11:36:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum Ward. Not from your neck of the woods but someone will chime in shortly.

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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 10:29:40 PM »
Welcome as well. I'm new at this, but from what I've read you don't want to get your bees from down south. Some think the genetics aren't there to survive the cold weather.
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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 02:38:58 AM »
I 've bought a few packages from Drapers which is in Millerton, pa, no cost for shipping if you pick them up. only about two hours from Rochester according to google.
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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 10:55:00 AM »
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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 03:55:35 PM »
I know someone in Forestville, NY (South of Buffalo) that goes down south and brings up packages and nucs. You'd have to order before he goes down, & there is no delivery, you pick up. Don't know the price of the nucs but the packages last year were $81.

If you're interested, let me know and I'll forward on his information.

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Walt

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Re: Honey Bee source in Western NY?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 12:24:58 PM »
Look for Sam Comfert

 

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