Where to get Nucs or packaged Bees?

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  1. DaneDad

    DaneDad New Member

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    Live on Long Island NY

    Looking for local pick-up for bees in the tri-state area


    Thank you
     
  2. Tyro

    Tyro Member

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    When I lived back east I bought some good nucs from:

    Ford's Honey Farm
    Gary and Terry Ford
    1883 Castle Road
    Newport, NY 13416
    315 891 3339
    315 868 9381
    http://www.fordshoneyfarm.com

    They have Carni queens

    You could also try:

    Lloyd Spears
    1309 Rugby Road
    Schenectady, NY 12308
    518 370 4989
    Lloyd@RossRounds.com
    http://www.rossrounds.com/

    Beeman Apiaries - Joe Rowland
    2495 Montrose Tpk
    Owego, NY
    607 687 2679
    beek6@juno.com

    Cold Country Queens
    Bob Brachman
    7590 Maples Rd
    Little Valley, NY 14755
    716 699 4145
    http://www.coldcountryqueens.com

    Johnston's Honeybee Farm
    3653 State Rt. 26
    Eaton, NY 13334
    315 684 7225
    johnstonsbees@hotmail.com
    http://www.johnstonshoneybeefarm.com

    Kutik's Honey Farm
    285 Lyon Brook Rd.
    Norwich, NY 13815
    607 316 7359
    http://www.kutikshoney.com


    Lloyd and Bob have pretty good reputations - but I haven't had bees from any of these guys, so I can't say from experience.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    tri state means what states???
     
  4. Tyro

    Tyro Member

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    tec -

    Generally, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.......

    at least if you live in Long Island!

    Which reminds me:

    Bjorn Apiaries
    696 Potts Hill Road
    Lewisberry, PA 17339
    717 938 0444
    http://www.bjornapiaries.com
    Mike@bjornapiaries.com

    Yule's Apiaries
    123 Avenue D
    Schulykill Haven, PA 17972
    267 626 6523
    yuleluder24@msn.com
    http://www.yulesapiaries.com

    Draper's Super Bee Apiaries
    32 Avonlea Lane
    Millerton, PA 16936
    800 233 4273
    sales@draperbee.com
    http://www.draperbee.com/index.htm

    Full Bloom Apiaries
    Alan Holmberg
    101 Lebanon Road
    North Franklin, CT 06254
    860 235 0624
    alan@fullbloomapiaries.com
    www.fullbloomapiaries.com



    I should have the first posting of my package price list ready by late December. Many of the larger package suppliers do not post their prices until January - so I typically do two posts: the first is about 3/4 complete and the last (usually mid-late January) is as complete as I can get it.

    Presently though, 3lb packages are averaging $104.05 - and that doesn't include shipping!
     
  5. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    first off thanks Tyro for the tri state clarification.... doesn't every state have a 'tri state' area??

    :goodpost:
    lots of good information there.
     
  6. Omie

    Omie Active Member

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    If you live near Albany NY like me then 'tri-state' means NY, MA, and VT! lol!
     
  7. Tyro

    Tyro Member

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    tec -

    I suppose that for Long Island, it could also mean NY, Connecticut and NJ as well! But you are right, although our 'tri-state area' here in ND is Montana, South Dakota and Saskatchewan!

    Omie -

    I actually grew up in Troy - so 'my' tri-state area would be MA, VT and NY as well.