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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
    70 Pages
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    02-23-2018, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

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

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 11:32 AM
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  1. C02 and wintering bees indoors

    Started by Ian, 12-11-2017 11:38 PM
    2 Pages
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Boom for a Loader

    Started by MTN-Bees, 02-11-2018 05:22 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    02-23-2018, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Total loss almonds

    Started by Gazelle, 02-22-2018 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-23-2018, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Has social media helped to drive sales?

    Started by papar, 02-21-2018 02:10 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-23-2018, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  5. Forklift fuel efficiency

    Started by jim lyon, 11-02-2016 07:01 AM
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    02-20-2018, 01:24 AM Go to last post
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    02-19-2018, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  6. Bottom boards to pallets

    Started by Broke-T, 01-03-2013 12:00 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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    02-19-2018, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Buying a used swinger

    Started by Thad, 02-17-2018 08:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-19-2018, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Shipping queens across state lines

    Started by stickycowfarms, 02-17-2018 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-18-2018, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  9. CA bee yards on state parks

    Started by homegrown, 02-15-2018 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-16-2018, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  10. moving hives north

    Started by johnbeejohn, 02-15-2018 08:17 PM
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  11. Uncapper drip tray

    Started by whix, 02-09-2018 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-15-2018, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  12. How common is this??

    Started by RangerLee, 02-11-2018 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-15-2018, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  13. One ton truck and DOT regulations?

    Started by yousowise, 01-14-2018 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,347
    02-14-2018, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  14. Purina Hearty Bee Thoughts

    Started by Armstrong and Family, 12-12-2017 09:00 AM
    7 Pages
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    02-12-2018, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Bees in 2018 (Good or Bad)

    Started by Calibeekeeper, 01-09-2018 10:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,787
    02-12-2018, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  16. Efficient hive transport

    Started by hex0rz, 02-09-2018 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-10-2018, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Colorado State Beekeeping Association

    Started by simplyhoney, 02-08-2018 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-09-2018, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  18. Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Started by Ian, 01-11-2017 08:56 AM
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  19. Best propane fogger for Tactic

    Started by Crabo, 12-16-2017 07:00 PM
    3 Pages
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    02-05-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Best way to transport packages...

    Started by davel, 01-31-2018 10:35 AM
    2 Pages
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    02-04-2018, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  21. Pail feeding through cover ?

    Started by TNA, 01-23-2018 06:11 PM
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    01-27-2018, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  22. pulling honey ideas looking for feed back

    Started by johnny2, 12-31-2017 01:48 PM
    3 Pages
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    01-23-2018, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  23. ProVap110 video

    Started by Ian, 02-09-2017 04:38 PM
    3 Pages
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    01-20-2018, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  24. Finances in Beekeeping?

    Started by SydneyBarrett, 01-03-2018 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-16-2018, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  25. Bee Pollen-ate

    Started by Ian, 08-18-2017 09:25 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    01-12-2018, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  26. Infared heat for hotroom

    Started by erik122, 12-25-2017 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    01-11-2018, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  27. ABJ article, page 1148 , "It is the Mites because"

    Started by Roland, 12-04-2017 05:24 PM
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    01-09-2018, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  28. Winter solstice and pushing to brood?

    Started by TNValleyBeeK, 01-04-2018 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-06-2018, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  29. Shipping queens

    Started by TNValleyBeeK, 12-30-2017 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-31-2017, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  30. Cold syrup - pumping question.

    Started by happybees, 12-14-2017 12:53 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-24-2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  31. Pesticide Exposure - Is it a problem?

    Started by RangerLee, 12-19-2017 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-20-2017, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  32. Bee Sales Manager App

    Started by Brettkoz, 12-15-2017 09:24 PM
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    12-07-2017, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  33. Splitting in December

    Started by pahvantpiper, 12-04-2017 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-05-2017, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  34. Beekeeping business TV show

    Started by Phil Dixon, 12-01-2017 12:39 PM
    russian queens, varroa mites, virginia honey
    • Replies: 2
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    12-03-2017, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  35. due diligence

    Started by Ian, 11-29-2017 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    12-02-2017, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  36. Randy Oliverís Varroa Management Program

    Started by Ian, 11-20-2017 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-30-2017, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  37. Hive tops- Material

    Started by CTO322, 11-24-2017 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-25-2017, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
  39. 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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  40. wax/ propolis : removing it from cement floors

    Started by CTO322, 08-24-2017 02:49 PM
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    11-13-2017, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  41. protein patties and SHB

    Started by lloyd@rossrounds, 11-07-2017 09:44 AM
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    11-10-2017, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Factors in Honey Production

    Started by Matthew Smith, 10-27-2017 06:29 AM
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    11-03-2017, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  45. Continuing Education

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

    Started by wglord, 01-12-2011 02:27 PM
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    11-02-2017, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  47. 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
  48. How clean do pallets need to be

    Started by mark g, 11-01-2017 08:48 PM
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  49. Depreciation & Taxes

    Started by MoeC, 10-20-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 19
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  50. Can you make a living with Bees

    Started by Brooklyn, 12-30-2009 06:14 PM
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    10-24-2017, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  51. Renting out woodenware

    Started by odfrank, 10-21-2017 12:30 PM
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    10-22-2017, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  52. Sourcing Cane Sugar

    Started by jcase, 10-10-2017 01:09 PM
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  53. New ford 1ton??

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

    Started by jim lyon, 10-08-2017 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    10-13-2017, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  55. 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
  56. Pump trouble. What am i doing wrong?

    Started by beesohappy, 10-04-2017 11:21 PM
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  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. Selling nucs to just queens?

    Started by Matt903, 03-16-2017 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    09-25-2017, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  61. Clearing a brood box with fume board?

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

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

    Started by homegrown, 07-23-2017 11:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-09-2017, 11:07 AM Go to last post
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    09-06-2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  64. How important is fumagilin B

    Started by Woodside, 08-29-2017 06:29 AM
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    09-01-2017, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. Suggestions for managing singles for honey production

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-21-2017 08:11 AM
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