Re: Market price of Package bees east of the ol Mississippi in 2014?
When you say "retail price", do you mean the end user price? Because many of the package producers are selling in volume at $70/3lb. The delivered price in northern tier states is currently running $105 to $120. Will this change? Even though the cold weather is reaching half way down the Florida peninsula, this is so early in the season that it will not seriously impact package prices 3 months from now. What it is impacting is producers who ship colonies to CA for almonds. There are tens of thousands of colonies being prepped and shipped right now.
NW Alabama, 47 years, 22 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest