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  1. #1
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    Smile Expected price of hives 2009

    Good morning all.

    What are some expected prices for Hives, nucs & queens this spring 2009
    in CA

    This would be after almond pollination

    Doubles
    Singles
    Nucs
    Pachages
    Queens

    Making plans for upcoming year and appreciate all the input from Beek across the county.

    Thanks, Larry Pender

  2. #2
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    Are you buying or selling?

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    Default Both

    Nick, mainly buying , I will be selling a few nucs

    Larry

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    a regular nuc will probably be going for 75$
    Most of the price of bees is dependent on the shape of the equipment. i bought a bunch of 1 1/2 story hives after almonds for 100$ they were super full of bees split them into three. The equipment was not that great it is serviceable but will get phased out probably next year.

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    5 frame nucs $100.00
    single story cols $150.00
    two story cols $200.00

    unless you can find the almond pollinater who sold 2 story cols on 4 way pallets last year for $125.00. I think you had to take a semi load. Or maybe you could share a load w/ a friend.
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  6. #6
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    Will have about 400 story and half after almonds $130
    4 frame nucs $75

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    Default Cash for bees

    No matter how broke, and I get there from time to time, after almonds, I would rather lose sleep at night than sell a good double deep for less than $150.

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    Default Bees for cash

    Or....

    I would sell tomorrow 400 double deeps, real nice, strong heavy, etc, for $ 120,00. I do mean something quick.

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    Just this week bought three double story (one was a triple) strong heavy hives. They had some SHB, but otherwise looked good. Equipment looked less than year old. $100.00 each.
    Today they were bringing in pollen in S. Alabama.

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    Don't know that I would be to optimistic about price increases with the economy in the tank and falling, layoffs happening across the board everyday. Taxes on the increase, and they will be.

    Everyone isn't feeling the pain yet, but it's coming.

    I'm not looking to turn this into a political/economic thread, but it certainly will affect prices. All of what's happening will have a trickle down affect until every sector is touched by it.
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

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    Default Hunker down

    10 4 Bizzy on the pain. I was in denial about my own vulnerability until I saw how hard it is to raise cash right now. Wouldn't want to be carrying a lot of debt these days, whether bees or house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzybee View Post
    Don't know that I would be to optimistic about price increases with the economy in the tank

    Everyone isn't feeling the pain yet, but it's coming.

    I'm not looking to turn this into a political/economic thread, .
    bizzybee well said.

    political/econmic thread...... that's OK BB, this is a commercial thread so your thoughts apply.

    I am optimist about bargins coming up for sale, tomarrow theres a large auction at RB auctions.

    The smart keepers buy in bad times and hold in good times. It's a pretty simple method.

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    Default Buy or hold

    I see I'm one of the dumb ones as smart ones never sell.

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    Default $120

    Wow Tom. $120. Might be interested in those. Prices like that you are going to put the Aussies out of business.

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    Default -MA

    Reread more carefully this time: 400 colonies; $120,000.00

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    Oops I prob dropped a few 0s. Bees 150 pollination 150 300ea. Now.

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    Default Tom, Oops

    Yeah, I mistook that comma cause you were missin a Zero. (120,00)

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    Wow Tom with as many good bees out their,to me $200 for bees is a good paycheck.LOL.

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    Yep, @ $75 per five-frame Nuc, $300 sounds like a very fair price for double deeps if all the frames were full of honey/pollen/brood and covered with bees.
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    Default 4 What it's worth

    Someone kinda called my cards on the 400 colonies @ $300 right now I said make it large bills please lets see if it works!?

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