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COMMUNITY HIVE COLLABORATIVE PURCHASE 2017

THE 2017 APPLICATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY

HOW IT WORKS:

Honey Bee Purchasing Selection Process

  • Complete ABC online exam (February 1-March 1, 2017)
  • Completion of ABC Collaborative Purchase 2016 application (February 1-March 1, 2017)
  • Applications reviewed by volunteer reviewers as per criteria
  • Names and additional information are not included in review process
  • Minimum requirements must be met: Must get over 80%
  • Applicants with highest scores will be accepted for purchase up to limit (2) of ordered colonies
  • One purchase per yard/family
  • 100 4-frame NUCs (successful applicants with available space for a maximum of 2 colonies per 6,000 square feet)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2017
  • Payment for selected colonies will be due by March 31th, 2017 or purchasing opportunity may be forfeited
  • Applicants with less than 1 year experience may be matched with a mentor
  • Applicants willing to mentor may be matched with a mentee
  • Declined applicants for 2016 will be notified by March 15, 2017
  • All applicants may participate in the collective purchase of equipment
  • If desired, declined 2017 applicants may be matched with a beekeeping mentor and will always be encouraged to reapply in future years.

NO FEE FOR APPLICATIONS. PAYMENT ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU GET BEES

4 Frame Nucleus Colonies from Sweetacre Apiaries..... $180/nuc
Transportation........................................$30/invoice
Nuc Box Deposit...............................$50/nuc
Coordination Fees.............................$30/invoice