It cost me $56 to make mine from all new materials, cost including hardware and paint.
To sell one new, I would want at minimum $150 to make any profit. A mature colony with bees? Well I would want more, but you have to have a buyer. I may next year be selling TBHs along with a NUC of bees, but we shall see how I fair this winter without pollen first. I may be pooling my resources just to build back up again.
Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>