nucs

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    what the hecks going on with the prices of nucs? why are they going so high so fast?
     
  2. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    WOW! Hadn't priced any, but I just got an email from a supplier in Texas...the price is about 3X what it was a couple of years ago: I think $350. Maybe I'll forget the honey and start selling the bees. :wink:

    Walt
     

  3. camero7

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    More $$$ in nucs than honey right now. That is if you have enough hives survive the winter to split. I'm pretty worried right now.
     
  4. ibeelearning

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    With newbeeks coming on every year into a more challenging environment and steeper learning curve-- and even good, experienced beeks experiencing 30% or better losses-- early spring nucs are hard to find. Many systems (e.g., FatBeeMan) advocate just marketing bees in nucs and consider honey an undependable distraction. It took a while for me to wrap my head around it.
     
  5. Zookeep

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    my 1st round of 14 nucs will be ready soon, already have queens on mate flights but I think I am going to be keeping them all now and building up my number of hives