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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    Looking for one or two 3lb packages.
    Thanks,
    John
    Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
    4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    Might check with Better Bee (Greenwich NY) or Dadant's Waverly Store if you are willing to drive a bit and don't want to pay shipping. Bees will soon be in short supply so I would act fast.

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    Default Re: Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    http://www.mvabeepunchers.com/

    I never got anything from them but they are the largest commercial beek in Mass. last I knew and not that far from you.
    mike syracuse ny
    I went to bed mean, and woke up meaner. Marshal Dillon

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    Thanks for the tip, Joel. A little too far for me, though.

    Mike,
    I checked them before, they only appear to be selling nucs. I did get an email from a place in RI today, they have 3lbs packages for $90. http://ecmp.accountsupport.com/webstore/index.php
    They are new, I think they took over for Beehavin' Apiaries in RI.

    John
    Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
    4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    I suggest talking to Ken Warchol (one of our state bee inspectors) before purchasing from someone "that took over for Beehavin'"....I know nothing about this supplier...nothing good or bad. I do know that I would avoid Beehavin' like the plague for several reasons....and I would be wary of someone claiming to have taken over for them who thinks that such claims will help rather than hurt business.

    I'll also stick my neck out far enough to point out that not all packages or nucs are created equal, and if you buy in something coming off pollination or with disease....well, you wouldn't be the first.

    deknow
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Looking for Packages in Southern MA/RI

    deknow -

    What's up with Beehavin'? I've never bought anything more than supplies from them. Never bees. But you've roused my curiosity..

    John
    Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
    4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.

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