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Pricing for nucs etc


#1

Hi all, so I’m just sussing out buying our first bees. I just wondered if there is a common price for nucs or is it just all quite varied? I just want to understand what is good value and what isn’t etc before I start looking. Also on another topic just trying to work out what are the best bees for a very novic beekeeper to get as first bees in SE qld?


#2

The best bees are some of @JeffH’s local mutts. They have a proven ability to thrive in your area, and he likes to raise gentle bees. :blush:


#3

I would get bees only from a reputable commercial bee breeder in your area to start off with. There are a few.
Some rogue beekeepers in the area are known for dodgy practices and using antibiotics to dose for AFB illegally.
Buy from a commercial beekeeper and know the source and get support if anything goes wrong.


#4

Yes I have been meaning to call Jeff :smile: I haven’t quite got there. Four-five kids underfoot and Christmas planning is slowing me down a touch. But it is on my to do list to pick up the phone. Hoping he will be able to advise me on all things bees. :).


#5

Thank you Webclan. Jeff sounds like he is quite reputable to me :slight_smile: I was just trying to do my research first so I don’t have a million questions for him to drive him mad with


#6

Yes, I heard Jeff is great in educating new beeks in his ways.


#7

Bella,

Wooooo ! 45 kids underfoot would more than slow me down ! You sure you got time for 80,000 plus honeybees in a hive ?? :blush::blush::blush:.

Yaaah ! As mentioned… go with reputable dealer … if you use Jeff’s mut bees as Dawn calls them … you might have to learn to talk to them each day. I’ve heard he’s taught them to shake hands n roll over n play dead (just kidding). You won’t go wrong with Jeff n Wilma’s Muts.

Good luck n happy Beekeeping,

Gerald


#8

Hi. Maybe make contact with JeffH from Buderim. I have purchased twice from Jeff and not only are his bees exceptional but he will willingly provide heaps of info as it relates to your local conditions.


#9

Lol, not 45 kids, 4 to 5 kids. I have four and we have been having play dates regularly here, so it pushes up to five some days. And no, I’m not sure I have enough time to shower most days, but you know what they say? If you want to get something done, ask a busy person :wink: I’ll just do my best


#10

I was wondering why it was four to five… I guess with four the extras would start to get quite common.

Another vote for Jeff- I am sure whatever price he charges will be a great deal and hard to beat.