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Club purchasing bees this year

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:24 pm
by M Gall
Is too late to sign up for purchasing bees this year through the club?


Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:09 pm
by Jacobs
We will start sign up/order taking at our January meeting. We reserved 101 3 pound packages of Italians with marked queens for us to pick up on March 25, 2011. As with anything agricultural, the apiary may have delays which would set us back. We are not getting Russians or nucs of any kind.

It looks like the price to club members will be $73.00. Two packages will go to re populate the hives at the Ag Center, so as of now there are 99. I'll also be offering them to new members who are taking the beginners course. If we "sell out," I doubt we will be trying to get any more.

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:22 pm
by Jacobs
I am asking the officers and board of GCBA for input since I just received notice of a significant delay in pickup dates from this apiary. When I have more information about the course we will take, I will post it here.

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:07 pm
by red rambler
I want 3 if they are still available. I am beeless!!

David Millsaps

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:32 pm
by Jacobs
Bees are still available. As of now we have a May 2nd pick up date. I'll put you down for 3 packages.

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:10 pm
by Jacobs
Larry Tate of Tate's Apiaries in Winston-Salem offered us his earlier pick up date for packages. We called the package provider who agreed to let us have the earlier date and THEN they called back to let us know that they had made a mistake in our notice and that OUR PICKUP DATE FOR PACKAGES IS APRIL 2, 2011.

Thanks to Larry for offering the date to us, but we will be going with our original/corrected package pickup date of APRIL 2, 2011.

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:52 am
by M Gall
Sign me Up for 2 packages :D
Mike and Patty Galligani

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:07 pm
by Jacobs
I've put you down for 2. You can mail your check for dues & 73.00 per package (payable to GCBA) to Ruth Edwards. For the next week you can get her mailing address from the beginner registration form on our home page. After that, when the form and class notices are removed, I can give you the address by e mail.

Package purchase/pick up is for GCBA members, so this is a general reminder to everyone that if you are wanting packages through GCBA, you need to be sure that your membership is current.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 am
by Newbee Jim

I would like 2 packages if they are still available.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:22 pm
by Jacobs
Jim, I've got you down for 2. See the M GALL posting above re: dues and package payment information.


Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:40 am
by tat2guru
can you put me down for 2 packages?
terry gauldin

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:43 am
by Jacobs
Terry, I've got you down for 2. Later today, I'm going to e mail the members about our February meeting and additional reminders and I will include the mailing address in that e mail.