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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by adamant, Jan 22, 2012.
what can one expect to pay for frames of bees and brood ?
I get 15.00 each. Others I know do the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.
thank you all for your replys
I pay $15 with frame exchange
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.
marycorbitt, are you in Perth, or the Philippines? Correct your location, please.
Iddee I think Perth is in Western Australia
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.