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    Default My first sale of bees!

    I sold two nucs made from swarm cells today. They had a great brood pattern (2 1/2 to 3 frames) and nice fat Queens. The first one was sold to a new beekeeper who aquired a bunch of equipment but could not find bees this late. I even popped the frames in her deep and gave her a quick lesson. Price with 5 extra new frames, $100. The 2nd one was sold to a beekeeper who traded me 7 cases of glass 1lb jars with lids. Dadant sells them at $15 per case plus shipping. It was a great day for this beekeeper!
    Last edited by newbee 101; 06-29-2008 at 07:27 PM. Reason: I forgot a comma....
    "To bee or not to bee"

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    That is great newbee! I still find it hard to sell bees sometimes. Each colony has their own personality. Sometimes they are hard to part with.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Chef, you hit the nail right on the head! It was very hard to part with them, but I figured I had enough bees right now. (10 at home, 4 in outyards)
    It is nice to see money come back, instead of going out.
    "To bee or not to bee"

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    Newbee: That is what I try to tell myself when people are driving off or when I have too many extra queens left over.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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