A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Beekissed, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:Mine was about $300. Bees alone were $150.00

    That sounds about right, although I will probably be getting a good deal on the bees since my bee club will be placing a large group order for the whole class.

    That is so cool! I used a supplier from GA last year and I loved my bees, but UPS has been giving him grief about the shipping and now shipping alone is $250.00. I will likely go with a supplier from IN and go and pick up the bees myself. Also, hopefully my bees right now will make it. BOY that colony grew like crazy this summer! I hope they aren’t too big and starve themselves! It was so funny, I started out with Italians and all of a sudden I had 3-4 different types of bees living in my hive too. I will look into a local bee club as well, would be nice to share experiences.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:What is the start up cost to get bees and a hive?

    Mine was about $300. Bees alone were $150.00

    [​IMG]

    WOW!
     
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold my complete hives in So CA this summer for $250 each (boxes, bees, frames)... that seems to be the going rate there.
     
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    Quote:That sounds about right, although I will probably be getting a good deal on the bees since my bee club will be placing a large group order for the whole class.

    That is so cool! I used a supplier from GA last year and I loved my bees, but UPS has been giving him grief about the shipping and now shipping alone is $250.00. I will likely go with a supplier from IN and go and pick up the bees myself. Also, hopefully my bees right now will make it. BOY that colony grew like crazy this summer! I hope they aren’t too big and starve themselves! It was so funny, I started out with Italians and all of a sudden I had 3-4 different types of bees living in my hive too. I will look into a local bee club as well, would be nice to share experiences.

    I think that supplier in Georgia is who we are using. We are close enough to pick them up there.
     
  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:That is so cool! I used a supplier from GA last year and I loved my bees, but UPS has been giving him grief about the shipping and now shipping alone is $250.00. I will likely go with a supplier from IN and go and pick up the bees myself. Also, hopefully my bees right now will make it. BOY that colony grew like crazy this summer! I hope they aren’t too big and starve themselves! It was so funny, I started out with Italians and all of a sudden I had 3-4 different types of bees living in my hive too. I will look into a local bee club as well, would be nice to share experiences.

    I think that supplier in Georgia is who we are using. We are close enough to pick them up there.

    He is a really nice guy. But we are from MI so it would be a bit of a drive [​IMG]
     
  6. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    went to my first Ozark bee club meeting last night... they're having 2 beginning beekeeping classes (springfield, mo) in january. if anyone's in the area and wants details, let me know!
     
  7. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:uhhh. I wish I wasn't so far away.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:uhhh. I wish I wasn't so far away.

    x2
     
  9. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a guest room.... [​IMG]
     
  10. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:Can I bring the horses, chickens and cats too??? [​IMG]
     

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