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  1. #1
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    Default Purvis Brothers

    Hi,

    I saw in ABJ that Purvis Brothers was selling queens now. Sent them an e-mail asking about shipping and got an answer from Rosie in less than an hour. She also let me know that the fall prices were in effect, $26 per queen.

    I ordered a few, as I've always wanted to try their queens. Rosie said they would ship on Monday or Tuesday.

    She also let me know that they are in the process of revamping the web site:
    http://www.purvisbees.com/PurvisBees.com/Home.html

    Great service so far!

    Pugs

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    Is the apiary still run by the brothers, or is it under new ownership?

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    I saw the new add also and was curious as to if they are back in business or its someone else?
    IMO they have some of the better bees around.
    mike
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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    I didn't ask if it had new owners, the e-mail exchange I had was with Rosanne Purvis. I'm guessing that it is still the same owners.

    Pugs

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    OK. Maybe someone else knows what all went on as they were for sale for awhile.
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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    I always wanted to try a queen from them , but I wonder why they wont ship USPS ??? Or at least the used to not ???

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    I spoke with Rosanne this morning and she said they have downsized the operation, but the queen operation is still family run. I ordered some queens this morning, we shall see how they fare. It sounded like they planned on shipping USPS.

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    Pugs, thanks for the information.
    I emailed Rosie an hour ago (6:50pm now) and I've already got my queens paid for and they'll ship tomorrow!
    "Can't never did do nothin'" Grandma Heltsley

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    You're welcome Apple!

    I got an e-mail from Rosie today, mine are being mailed USPS and should be here tomorrow.

    Pugs
    Last edited by Pugs; 08-08-2011 at 07:39 PM. Reason: Clarification in a sentence.

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    Queens arrived this morning. They look great. Shipped via the USPS.

    Pugs

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    Default Re: Purvis Brothers

    My queens arrived yesterday morning....alive! They ship in JzBz cages, nice and easy to slip between the frames.

    great service!
    "Can't never did do nothin'" Grandma Heltsley

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