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  1. #1
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    May 2006
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    york co south carolina
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    just curious . i just built another ktbh and i am thinking of selling it .
    its 48" long and 17" wide and 11" deep
    made with 3/4 yellow pine

    my digital camera batteries are down so i can't post a picture yet .

    what would be
    just an average fair value of a ktbh?
    thanks
    stephen

  2. #2
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    Oct 2001
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    Bradenton, FL, and Davenport, IA, USA
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    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>

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    I forgot to mention, I buy materials for and make batches of 50 at a time. That how much lumber I can fit in my basement. I spend approx $2500 for lumber, and a couple hundred on hardware and paint. It's cheaper to buy in lots if you can. I also get it rough cut (to length) for free since I spend about $30,000 a year. I finish it with the ripping and routing necessary to make the hives to design.
    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>

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