buying frames of bees and brood

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  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    what can one expect to pay for frames of bees and brood ?
     
  2. Iddee

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    I get 15.00 each. Others I know do the same.
     

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    I was asked by PM how frames of bees and brood would be used.
    Here's a few possibilities. If others have suggestions, feel free to add them.

    1. Use a frame of eggs and brood to start a trap out.

    2. Use a frame of eggs and brood to requeen a queenless hive.

    3. Use a frame of brood with or without bees to boost a weak nuc or hive.

    4. Order a queen and use 3 to 5 frames of bees and brood to start a nuc.

    5. Order a queen and use a frame of bees and brood to start an observation hive.
     
  4. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Iddee, can't one also use 3 frames of bees and brood (including some eggs) and a couple frames of honey and pollen to actually start a 5 frame nuc too, without even ordering a queen?

    I would guess one could possibly get $20/frame of good bees+brood up north here, especially in the early Spring when folks are trying to recover after winter losses, hoping for a Spring boost.
     
  5. Iddee

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    Yes, and probably many other uses. That's why I asked for more suggestions.

    20.00 is a fair price. I just keep the price down to help people with a problem, or newbees, get going.
     
  6. tecumseh

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    in small number of frames to the folks about I sell bees and brood for $15. I would guess somewhere between $15 to $20 (depending on condition of frames) would represent a fair price.

    one frame of bees, one frame of feed + one purchased queen cell is a very good queen rearing unit.
     
  7. adamant

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    thank you all for your replys
    ant
     
  8. Tyro

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    I pay $15 with frame exchange
     
  9. marycorbitt

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    15 is a bargain already. You can get it cheap if you will be buying a lot. 20 is how much I get it for when I buy only a few pieces. :)
     
  10. Iddee

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    marycorbitt, are you in Perth, or the Philippines? Correct your location, please.
     
  11. crackerbee

    crackerbee New Member

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    Iddee I think Perth is in Western Australia
     
  12. Iddee

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    Yes, and also in Scotland, but she is posting from the Philippines. She is also not mentioning anything about bees. I am thinking she might be a spammer, but don't want to boot her until I am sure. She may be visiting or something.