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Beekeeping Setup 6+ Hives, Just add bees! - $1000 (Iowa City)

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I will not respond to emails just asking if it is available or just containing a phone number, I always manage/remove my ads and any junk emails will be reported as spam.

I am in the process of moving and will not be able to keep bees after the move, so I am looking to sell everything as one lot. This should have you completely covered to start beekeeping with multiple hives with a minimum of effort (or is an inexpensive addition to a running apiary).

Lot includes:
13 full size brood boxes / supers
6 medium honey supers
7 baseboards (2 mesh, 5 solid)
6 covers / caps
Well over 100 assorted frames (I didn't try to get a count, but I can get an estimate if needed. Some empty, some with foundation, some with built comb)
3 feeders
2 smokers
7 queen excluders (5 plastic, 2 mesh)
Assorted extras (hive tool, veil, gloves, wax, pan, lemongrass oil, etc.)
Wood base that will fit a couple hives.

Extras available if the lot is purchased:
I can show how my concrete block bases were set up (and will sell the blocks for $0.50 each).
Table saw that I used for building boxes, $50
Paint gun and compressor used for painting boxes, $60
Shelf, the standalone one in the pictures, not the built in wall-sized one, $5

Duct tape and straps not included.

Most of the boxes were hand-built rather than purchased, so they have larger handles and are screw construction rather than nail/glue.

I had 4 active colonies 2 years ago, however the extreme cold last winter did them in and I didn't have any luck with bait hives this year (likely due to wild colonies getting hit as well). All of the equipment is clean of any diseases and the remaining built comb can be easily removed and everything sanitized if there is still a concern.

I can give a quick rundown of how to set a bait hive for the new year if you are getting into the hobby and don't want to buy packaged bees. I had good luck in past years and always worked with "local" (not really local, but they have adapted to the area) bees rather than buying specific strains.

Cash only and please email if interested.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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