You are right.I dont want any hives,boxes,frames or combs at any of my locations other than my own.I dont want someone else's problems.I know my bees can bring back stuff from others but at least it wont be as easy as it would be if it was brought in and put in my hives.I am curious as well, but just for curiosity sake. I suspect the lack of responses is because it is not commonly bought and sold. Most will not take the risk of bringing in EFB or other diseases. J
I think that speaks volumes. Although it's not 'good form' to speak negatively about other people's ideas or products, personally I wouldn't be interested in drawn comb from another person's apiary at any price - even for free - so that would give them a negative value (i.e. less than that of the frames on which they've been drawn) in my eyes.Since no one has actually answered the question, what are frames of comb worth,
Since no one has actually answered the question, what are frames of comb worth
I have taken these for free or near-free.I have some deep and medium frames with comb. I have had interested people asking for them. Can anyone tell me what an average price would be? Thanks in advance, Jack
What exactly do you think is the risk of used equipment?Worthless is probably the wrong term as they do have value under the right conditions, just not marketable "to many" beekeepers.
Your tolerance for risk with used equipment appears to be higher than many of us. Wish you the best of luck on not discovering why someone else no longer has bees.
Ball park numbers for me: a dollar for the frame and a dollar for the foundation. So the cost for someone to buy new frames is close to 2 bucks each if you are doing it by the 100s. Drawn has value and risk which IMO somewhat cancel each other. For someone selling NUCs comb is needed. So I would ask the people asking for them how much they would offer and then say sold , and be done with it. My best guess is 2 to 5 bucks a frame.I have some deep and medium frames with comb. I have had interested people asking for them. Can anyone tell me what an average price would be? Thanks in advance, Jack
A typical answer:....... Also, the skeptic in me keeps whispering "why is this equipment available?"