Another deal!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PerryBee, May 6, 2013.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Sad story, another keep who really had little idea of what he was getting into calling it quits.
    I picked up all this stuff for $150.
    3 deeps
    2 shallows (put together improperly)
    77 deep frames with Permadent foundation
    2 bottom boards
    5 inner covers
    4 telescoping covers (plus metal for a fifth)
    4 queen excluders
    1/2 roll tarpaper
    1 funky 66 lb scale
    Miscellaneous part (reducers, foundation, 1 bee escape, etc.)
    1 hobby pail of MAQS

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  2. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    I think you got a great deal there, wish I could find one like that.

    kebee
     

  3. Papakeith

    Papakeith New Member

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    great deal. Everyone around here seems to want close to full retail when they are calling it quits.
     
  4. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    wow perry, nice for you! looks like the keep called it quits before getting started?
     
  5. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    This is your lucky day! You should buy a lottery ticket! :)
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    He started B, but is unable to continue. This was gear he had yet to put into service. There are 7 hives that are also available but I am hesitant to make an offer given the level of management they did (more likely didn't) receive.
    Besides, I don't really need to buy more hives, I have pretty much everything I need to double up this year and crest 50, so no need to spend even more money.

    Unfortunately I think a lot of folks get started without doing the necessary background work and then don't have the time, or the strength, or the knowledge to continue.
     
  7. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Perry how do you sleep at night! What a bargain!!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    7 hives. I would offer him 300 and sit back and wait.
     
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    G3farms New Member

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    bamabww Active Member

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    Congrats Perry. Good for you.
     
  11. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I've got a water jacketed Dadant sump. I've checked Kelleys website and the $350 model is not jacketed (even though the picture shows it is). But the price including the pump is good.
    Zookeep might be interested though, he's growing fast and needs a honey house as bad as I do.
     
  12. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Perry, did you make the escape board in picture #6 ?? The escape hole is a wee bit off center.:lol: Jack
     
  13. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Nice try Jack. :wink: :lol: That one was part of the miscellaneus stuff along with those old excluders.
    Truth to be known though, some of the ones I've built were a little off center as well. :oops:
     
  14. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Is it the board or the builder that's off center? :rolling:
     
  15. ApisBees

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    Nice find Perry I'm with Iddee find out what he wants for the bees then check them out to see if they are worth that amount and are strong then nuc them out and sell the nucs. If you could produce 3 or 4 nucs out of each colony at $150.00 could be some extra income.
     
  16. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Something tells me I would never want to play poker against you! :wink: :lol: