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  1. #1
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    Default Manitoba Bee Auction

    I heard that this years sale had a record number of colonies up for auction and prices went cheap. Everyone seems to have bees this year.

    It seams a strong statement that there is no need for an open boarder. From what I hear toward the end of the sale even Americans would have been bidding if they could.

    Also, are populations so good that this could mean a large increase in North America honey production leading to lower prices?

    What are your thoughts?
    Luke

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Luke, everyone that I know has bees coming out of their ears.
    I don't know why anyone would drive more than a mile to buy more!
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    Luke, everyone that I know has bees coming out of their ears.
    I don't know why anyone would drive more than a mile to buy more!
    Have any of you heard about a surplus in the North East?

    Does this mean all Dutchman from central Oregon will be inclined to do Almonds for $50 next year?

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    Default Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    where all is there auctions like this?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post
    Does this mean all Dutchman from central Oregon will be inclined to do Almonds for $50 next year?
    I wish!
    Actually, we will be PAYING the almond growers to allow us to place in their orchards all around Solano, CA due to our bees looking so good!
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Yes there were record low prices paid at the auctions. Three auctions in three days, selling around 2500 - 3000 hives and nucs.
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