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    Default Manitoba Nucs

    Anyone know how the sales went this week?

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Heard the Nucs at the Brandon Sale went $ 175-$195 yesterday. I was not there but my dad inlaw was.

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    15 sold at $165.00. 20 at $185. The rest in between. 190 nucs total.
    Buyers for twice that many.

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    What about supers of drawn comb? Didn't they go for big money last year? $80 or something?
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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    There was a private auction sale lately that sold a couple thousand drawn honey boxes in excellent condition for $60-$40.

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Seems to me that this is not a lot of bees being sold. The lots were by supplier? Strange business this beekeeping. Prices of honey are currently poor. At least now, the price appears to have bottomed out and is on the way up. Packer supply is apparently short.

    The guys that were buying had big losses? 190 nucs in a Province that has some 85 000 hives or so. I guess guys keep there bees. Those winters sure make it tough on the little critters.

    Jean-Marc

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Putting stock into an un reserved auction is risky. I think it scared away hives. Appeareny there was a decent turnout but as you can see, the price point was established. Bargain hunters
    A private auction sold good strong singles for $200-260

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    As long as this auction stays unreserved, I don't think you will see large numbers of nucs going though again. Way to risky.

    Should also be a true online auction with 3 or 4 dates.

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Did they not have a sale last year and nucs sold at very low prices??

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Yep. I ended up buying a bunch of mine back.

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    Non reserve lol, I would of done the same

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    Default Re: Manitoba Nucs

    I like your true online auction idea Allen. I could go for that. This way I can buy them back if I am not happy with the price but do not incur the costs assoiated with transporting them too and from the auction. Mind you if beekeepers cannot see them upclose and examine them, then the tendancy would be towards sluggish sales, I think.

    Jean-Marc

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