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Forum: Commercial Beekeeping

Beekeeping from a commercial point of view. Focus is on income production and cost/time efficiencies, pros/cons of certain practices, and other subjects more of concern to those making their primary income from bees.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Started by irwin harlton, 11-07-2008 09:33 AM
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    11-19-2017, 06:54 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 315
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Dry Pollen Feeding

    Started by RangerLee, 11-22-2017 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-22-2017, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Randy Oliverís Varroa Management Program

    Started by Ian, 11-20-2017 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-20-2017, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  3. Anyone care to take a stab at the make of this relic?

    Started by Lauri, 10-27-2017 12:09 PM
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    • Replies: 22
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    11-20-2017, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  4. wax/ propolis : removing it from cement floors

    Started by CTO322, 08-24-2017 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,265
    11-13-2017, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  5. protein patties and SHB

    Started by lloyd@rossrounds, 11-07-2017 09:44 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    11-10-2017, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Honey House and sumps

    Started by ABruce, 11-02-2017 09:50 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    11-08-2017, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  7. Air curtain for honey house doors

    Started by homegrown, 11-06-2017 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-07-2017, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  8. Factors in Honey Production

    Started by Matthew Smith, 10-27-2017 06:29 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    11-03-2017, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Continuing Education

    Started by ApricotApiaries, 11-02-2017 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 583
    11-03-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Ezy-Loader management

    Started by wglord, 01-12-2011 02:27 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    11-02-2017, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  11. Thinking of heading south

    Started by joshk, 10-26-2017 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    11-02-2017, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  12. How clean do pallets need to be

    Started by mark g, 11-01-2017 08:48 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 717
    10-27-2017, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Depreciation & Taxes

    Started by MoeC, 10-20-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,956
    10-25-2017, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Can you make a living with Bees

    Started by Brooklyn, 12-30-2009 06:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    10-24-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Renting out woodenware

    Started by odfrank, 10-21-2017 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,030
    10-22-2017, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Sourcing Cane Sugar

    Started by jcase, 10-10-2017 01:09 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    10-20-2017, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  17. New ford 1ton??

    Started by Brian Suchan, 10-17-2017 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 801
    10-18-2017, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  18. Wax to honey ratio

    Started by jim lyon, 10-08-2017 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,132
    10-13-2017, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  19. Robber screens for commercial beeks

    Started by physicsdude, 09-18-2017 11:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-08-2017, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Pump trouble. What am i doing wrong?

    Started by beesohappy, 10-04-2017 11:21 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    10-08-2017, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  21. Small Hive Beetles in Honey House

    Started by SWM, 10-03-2017 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-04-2017, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  22. Using clear tubing with honey pump

    Started by GaSteve, 09-04-2017 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-01-2017, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  23. Melting Wax

    Started by Planner, 09-09-2017 06:12 PM
    2 Pages
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    09-29-2017, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  24. Selling nucs to just queens?

    Started by Matt903, 03-16-2017 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,450
    09-25-2017, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  25. Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Started by Ian, 01-11-2017 08:56 AM
    27 Pages
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    09-14-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  26. Clearing a brood box with fume board?

    Started by homegrown, 08-12-2017 04:22 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 938
    09-12-2017, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  27. Is Reuter still in bus.?

    Started by My-smokepole, 09-12-2017 03:00 PM
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    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 521
    09-11-2017, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  28. How to separate Propolis/ wax scrapings

    Started by homegrown, 07-23-2017 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 871
    09-09-2017, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  29. Bee Pollen-ate

    Started by Ian, 08-18-2017 09:25 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    09-09-2017, 10:04 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 486
    09-06-2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  30. How important is fumagilin B

    Started by Woodside, 08-29-2017 06:29 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    09-03-2017, 01:12 PM Go to last post
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    09-01-2017, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  31. Cloudy honey

    Started by My-smokepole, 08-29-2017 06:53 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-31-2017, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  32. How you manage swarm in comercial beekeping?

    Started by Florin94, 08-25-2017 02:34 AM
    comercial, swarm
    • Replies: 6
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    08-27-2017, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  33. Suggestions for managing singles for honey production

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-21-2017 08:11 AM
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    08-25-2017, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  34. Do you sell honey and bee products worldwide?

    Started by Velinov, 08-23-2017 06:13 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-23-2017, 06:31 AM Go to last post
  35. HFCS Logistics, Containers

    Started by CTO322, 07-22-2017 05:56 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-22-2017, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  36. Swarm control and requeening in the spring

    Started by physicsdude, 07-23-2017 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-08-2017, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  37. Bee Yards- How do you find new bee yards?

    Started by CTO322, 06-19-2017 06:05 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-05-2017, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  38. Stumped

    Started by B&E, 08-01-2017 09:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-02-2017, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  39. Quality Honey Pump

    Started by pegorsch, 06-13-2017 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2017, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  40. EGA oxalic acid vaporizer " Gasket Failure"

    Started by CTO322, 07-20-2017 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-01-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  41. economics of increase during a dearth

    Started by physicsdude, 07-04-2017 03:50 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    07-24-2017, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  42. Chalk Brood, how to treat?

    Started by LSPender, 03-07-2009 07:55 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    07-21-2017, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  43. smart hive monitoring

    Started by MIG, 07-20-2017 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2017, 05:02 AM Go to last post
  44. Argentine ant control

    Started by homegrown, 07-19-2017 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 337
    07-19-2017, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  45. Bee keeping business side program

    Started by BeeBad, 07-18-2017 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-18-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  46. Move south for the winter?

    Started by Nate's Nectar, 07-04-2017 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-16-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  47. Cut comb containers??

    Started by Brian Suchan, 07-13-2017 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-13-2017, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  48. How much is everyone getting for 1lb of honey

    Started by Tibbigt, 06-09-2017 12:45 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 38
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    07-11-2017, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  49. Question Question About Commercial Process

    Started by Hive Time, 05-30-2017 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-06-2017, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  50. Fumagilin B import ban

    Started by 2dumb, 06-05-2017 08:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,178
    07-04-2017, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  51. Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    Started by kallen1320, 09-08-2011 08:50 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
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    07-03-2017, 05:03 AM Go to last post
  52. Utah VS Texas

    Started by pahvantpiper, 06-30-2017 08:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-02-2017, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  53. Honey Production from Mustard plants.

    Started by Allen Martens, 06-14-2016 09:08 PM
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    07-01-2017, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  54. Herc-u-lifts

    Started by DirtyLittleSecret, 06-20-2017 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-28-2017, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  55. NPR Story on CA hive thefts (6/27/17)

    Started by MoeC, 06-27-2017 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  56. Bees on the move in June

    Started by Rbogers, 06-26-2017 10:30 PM
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    06-25-2017, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  57. shipping container for super storage

    Started by dtp, 06-03-2014 05:31 PM
    2 Pages
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    06-20-2017, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  58. Honey Stick Packaging Service in Canada?

    Started by beegaladam, 06-20-2017 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-20-2017, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  59. Looking for a Wholesaler for Hive's

    Started by buddygold, 02-07-2017 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-19-2017, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  60. Commercial Woodenware Assembly?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 01-29-2017 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    06-14-2017, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  61. Hive "caretaker" contract?

    Started by Boshaft, 06-14-2017 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 443
    06-14-2017, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  62. Watermelon Pollination?? Affects on bees?

    Started by Sanguinetti351, 05-06-2017 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-13-2017, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  63. Indpendence Almonds..Impact on Pollination

    Started by skidwell99, 04-18-2016 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    06-12-2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  64. Cargo Containes (C-cans) for box and frame storage

    Started by CTO322, 06-11-2017 05:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-12-2017, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  65. thymolated syrup

    Started by Woodside, 06-10-2017 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-10-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  66. Caricell

    Started by zhiv9, 06-09-2017 06:08 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-09-2017, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  67. It's in the Blood

    Started by Back in the saddle, 05-27-2017 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-30-2017, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  68. Question Processing for top bar comb honey

    Started by Arno, 05-19-2017 05:48 AM
    comb honey, processing
    • Replies: 17
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    05-26-2017, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  69. Raddlers

    Started by Ian, 05-21-2017 06:03 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    05-26-2017, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  70. Packaging Nucs For Pickup

    Started by tedlemay, 04-19-2017 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,439
    05-25-2017, 08:02 AM Go to last post

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