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  1. #1
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    Default Arkansas Newbie

    Hi all.

    I am a newbie beek from Arkansas. I've been reading about beekeeping for about a year now and am ready to jump in. The knowledge on this site has been a huge help.

    I have some friends that are going to teach me the ropes. I have found someone that needs to sell their already establised hives and I am going to purchase 8 of them. We have about 160 acres to set them on.

    I am going to be getting:

    1 bottom board
    1 hive body
    1 super
    inner and outer lids
    1 queen excluder
    bees
    All for $150 each after the state inspector checks out the hives to make sure they are disease free.

    Does this sound like a fair price?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    A nuc cost about $130 so as long as bees are good I would by them

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Welcome to Beesource!

    I agree that as long as the woodenware is not falling apart that $150 is a reasonable price.
    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Welcome to the site. I started last year and cant wait to do my first splits this year.

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Welcome to the site!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Thanks for the responses. I was pretty excited when I found these for that price. Can't wait to start my adventure.

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Not to me as years ago when I got into the bees I was surprised how many people had old bee equipment around. A divorce screwed up my keeping most of it though. I guess the thing to do is read about various prices on the internet and go from there. Due to expenses I am trying some of the latest ideas to me like the top-board frame. I have an old large full of bee frames new stuff that has been there for over 30 years plus in Montana if someone hasn't taken it. All I can say is that we should realize just how honest most people in the world are. The bee box boards there are some I cut and never did put together. Keep reading here and get lots of ideas.

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    Default Re: Arkansas Newbie

    Welcome!
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