A local beekeeper passed away last week and his wife want to get rid of his bees and equipment. I am at a loss on how to value them. I have not seen them yet but talked to her on the phone. She said there were a couple of new packages and a couple of nucs installed a couple of weeks ago. Other than that, some other established hives. I believe about 15 total hives.
She mentioned $150.00 per hive. I am not trying to take advantage of this tragedy but also do not want to pay more than they are worth. She wants to sell all of it at once.
Is there any common way to value these hives?
She mentioned other equipment like a saw and old boxes. It will be hard to buy things I don't really need if she wants it sold as a package instead of me picking out what I want.
Your thoughts please.
Thanks in advance.