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Offline beesonhay465

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selling hives
« on: September 12, 2020, 09:01:55 am »
with back problems and not wanting to be involved with selling honey. iv advertized the hives . sold 2 yesterday $500 .i was sorry to see them go as i have enjoyed working with the bees.and they have been very docile.and iv built all the hives and like to work with wood.the buyer says he has 10 acres of pumpkins and about 5 acres of sunflowers.they will be in bee heaven. 2 new supers with foundationless frames went along .i told him i he should put them on as soon as he sets up the hives. :smile:

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: selling hives
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 10:49:33 am »
Sorry to hear that. I don?t think I will ever be able to go with no bees. I depend on them to keep my limbs limber.
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Re: selling hives
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 01:53:11 pm »
Sorry to hear that. I don?t think I will ever be able to go with no bees. I depend on them to keep my limbs limber.
Jim Altmiller
  Agree !! I'll never sell all my hives.  When I get to the point that I don't want to extract and cant lift much I will just hang on to my 5 over 5 deep nucs, they are fun and easy to work and overwinter better than full size hives.  Honestly I like managing them more than full size hives.  5 frame meds are easy to lift (or 1 frame at a time) and produce great comb honey.  Beesonhay make a couple 5/5 nucs and give it a try.  The one problem is they build fast but splitting and making more nucs isn't hard and they sell like hotcakes.
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Offline rast

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Re: selling hives
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 09:41:59 pm »
I tried to get out of them due to health, but didn't work out. Now trying to figure out what I want to do with them.
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: selling hives
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 12:56:41 pm »
You could build a horizontal hive...
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Offline Bob Wilson

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Re: selling hives
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 06:49:51 am »
Beesonhay.
By all means, build a simple long langstroth (I have 3), each with 32 deep langstroth frames in a 4 foot long box. I stand beside it, working one frame at a time. No bending, no lifting. It will keep you in honey for personal friends and family. They have been no trouble on my back. I keep my few in my residential backyard.