I'm lucky I live 1.5 hours from Gardner's so I can pick them up for 90 bucks a packages. Gardners has great Queens$120 here in VA, shipped in from Gardner Apiaries in GA.
Yeah 4 package producers within a hour and a half. South east Georgia would be Bee Mecca if they put a Dadant or mann lake down here for suppliesThat's really good considering the prices ML and other want. I understand the guy driving down needs to be compensated for his time and to make a profit, otherwise, why bother?
You have Rossman (AKA gabees) in Moultrie. Never been there but judging by their catalog, they are huge compared to Barnyardbees in Chatsworth.South east Georgia would be Bee Mecca if they put a Dadant or mann lake down here for supplies
Yes I've been there before, but they are over 3 hours away.You have Rossman (AKA gabees) in Moultrie. Never been there but judging by their catalog, they are huge compared to Barnyardbees in Chatsworth.
yes I've bought a couple of queens from Roberts, but Gardner's in my opinion is better.Roberts has great service as well,
yes I've bought a couple of queens from Roberts, but Gardner's in my opinion is better.
Rossman is about 4 hours for me, which is why I have not been yet. Oh, the tiny start up near me in Waleska is taking pre-orders on 3 Lb packages at $135. Hope they continue to grow! Only 5 minutes verses 1 hour to Barnyardbees.Yes I've been there before, but they are over 3 hours away.
How was your experience with Jim? We have talked about ordering from him in the future.Had both. Personally have to disagree on which one is better. Been lucky to have good results with both. This year we ordered off Jim Doan
Of course not. Quantity discount, that's how you make money. I see one company offering quantities of 100+ at $89 per, and other companies offering singles for as much as $170. If you have a vehicle big enough, and a big enough market that will pay the higher price, then you can make a decent profit, less fuel costs (assuming all other vehicle costs are paid and it is just sitting with nothing else to do...and nothing breaks on the way down and back).I am curious how much it costs per package for these guys who drive down South on the east coast, load up and come up North. Surely they must not be paying the same amount the are charging customers up here.