Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?
Cost for an unassembled/unpainted hobby hive:
Bottom Board - $16
Hive stand = $12
Telescoping top w/inner cover $32
2 deep boxes (10-frame) - $42
2 meedium supers - $32
40 frames - $80
40 sheets foundation - $48
Shipping - $20
Local Nuc - $150
That's about $432 for the equipment that most hobbiests start out with. Obvious a commercial keeper isnt going to pay that price, but a prius driving sandal wearing sububanite will. Now I know some will chime in saying that beekeeping doesnt cost a dime and you can build your own equipment, but most hobbiests dont have a wood working shop.
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