Re: Need a value on my stolen hives in Gypsum
What something is worth, it's value, and what you would have to spend to replace it are two different things.Do you have records of what you spent to build those 20 hives and then the cost of the bees you put in them? $600.00 seems like an inflated price. If you are trying to come up w/ a number to preasent in Court you should have documentation. If not your own record, then affidavits from reputable supply companys. Where did you get your BeeMax equipment. If they no longer have record of your purchase, maybe they can come up w/ a cost estimate, on their letterhead, of the equipment you have lost.
A websearch show that $74.00 will get you two deeps an inner cover, a telescoping cover and a bottom board/hive stand, shipping not included. Figure about $2.00 per frame and foundation and then the bees, say a nuc at $125.00 and you have about $250.00 invested. I
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