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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
    65 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 315
    • Views: 245,475
    02-20-2017, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2010, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  1. Outyard Advice

    Started by nediver, Yesterday 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 342
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  2. Still lurking

    Started by cheryl1, 03-08-2017 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,342
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Milk tank storage?

    Started by ethanhogan, 03-24-2017 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 908
    Yesterday, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  4. Moving out of sheds

    Started by B&E, 03-01-2017 01:23 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 3,384
    03-24-2017, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  5. What to charge for maintaining hives.

    Started by ClintP, 03-23-2017 08:41 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    03-24-2017, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  6. Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Started by Ian, 01-11-2017 08:56 AM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 407
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    03-23-2017, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  7. MDO vs. HDO for migratory lids

    Started by homegrown, 02-06-2017 11:55 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    03-23-2017, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Nosema Sequential Sampling

    Started by Ian, 03-09-2017 08:05 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
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    03-22-2017, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Defatted vs Expeller Soyflour

    Started by Ian, 03-20-2017 09:35 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 966
    03-22-2017, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  10. FRAMES AND FOUNDATION

    Started by ladaok, 03-19-2017 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-19-2017, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  11. New Loader?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 12-18-2016 09:37 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    03-19-2017, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  12. 8 frame pallets.

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 03-16-2017 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 609
    03-19-2017, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  13. Syrup pump question

    Started by Crabo, 03-09-2017 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 849
    03-19-2017, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  14. Selling nucs to just queens?

    Started by Matt903, 03-16-2017 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 890
    03-17-2017, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  15. Rite cel vs permadent

    Started by marios, 02-09-2017 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,183
    03-14-2017, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  16. 2017 almond season

    Started by Ian, 02-11-2017 09:05 AM
    5 Pages
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    03-13-2017, 07:12 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 875
    03-12-2017, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  17. Hot room design

    Started by jean-marc, 03-08-2017 08:48 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    03-11-2017, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Pumps

    Started by tomg15, 02-28-2017 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 443
    03-07-2017, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Hummerbee trailer for a Superbee?

    Started by loggermike, 01-24-2017 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,137
    03-07-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  20. thinking of selling out

    Started by beekeeper032000, 03-01-2017 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,050
    03-05-2017, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  21. Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    Started by kallen1320, 09-08-2011 08:50 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
    • Views: 64,515
    03-03-2017, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  22. Moving hive with supers

    Started by hillbeekeeper, 02-27-2017 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 574
    02-28-2017, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  23. ProVap110 video

    Started by Ian, 02-09-2017 04:38 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    02-28-2017, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  24. Bee truck accident

    Started by Barry Digman, 02-04-2017 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-27-2017, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  25. Queen suggestions

    Started by tomg15, 02-15-2017 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,999
    02-25-2017, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  26. Canadian wnter losses

    Started by jean-marc, 02-18-2017 11:11 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    02-25-2017, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  27. Spinfloat steam injection

    Started by Ian, 01-31-2017 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-24-2017, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  28. Tampa Fl

    Started by smosloff, 02-21-2017 10:41 PM
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    • Views: 860
    02-19-2017, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  29. 6F nucs for honey production

    Started by Cristian, 07-19-2016 02:33 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    02-19-2017, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  30. NYT CCD article featuring R. Adee

    Started by Barry Digman, 02-16-2017 10:48 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,381
    02-19-2017, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  31. Building pallets

    Started by yousowise, 01-29-2017 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    • Views: 1,969
    02-17-2017, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  32. Extra pollen sub

    Started by bbbbbbk8ebee, 02-14-2017 11:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-15-2017, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  33. CO2 levels with Indoor Wintering Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 11-22-2016 11:37 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
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    02-13-2017, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  34. Looking for a Wholesaler for Hive's

    Started by buddygold, 02-07-2017 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-11-2017, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  35. Pollen Stores after almonds

    Started by Pollenbuzz, 02-09-2017 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-10-2017, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  36. Request for pumpkin pollination in New Mexico

    Started by Barry Digman, 01-06-2017 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-08-2017, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  37. Almond bee supply 2017

    Started by homegrown, 02-03-2017 03:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-07-2017, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  38. Honey recycling

    Started by Dekker Naude, 02-05-2017 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    02-06-2017, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  39. Spread sheet

    Started by hex0rz, 01-30-2017 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-05-2017, 07:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,294
    02-05-2017, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  40. Commercial Woodenware Assembly?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 01-29-2017 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-04-2017, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  41. NC Farm Truck Tag

    Started by Specialkayme, 01-30-2017 10:47 AM
    2 Pages
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    02-04-2017, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  42. Changes to Canadian SBD tax law

    Started by Ian, 02-01-2017 05:35 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-02-2017, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  43. Tires for 4x4 Ram 4500?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 01-26-2017 05:17 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-02-2017, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  44. Aj-100 hive loader

    Started by johnbeejohn, 01-31-2017 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-31-2017, 10:42 AM Go to last post
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    01-30-2017, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  45. Flooding orchards and fields in CA on purpose

    Started by Barry Digman, 01-14-2017 08:27 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-26-2017, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  46. Running two queen colonies

    Started by matt1954, 01-03-2015 09:43 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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    01-24-2017, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  47. this wasnt in my business plan!

    Started by Jacobee, 01-22-2017 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-24-2017, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  48. IGRs a problem in almond pollen?

    Started by loggermike, 01-19-2013 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-22-2017, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  49. Mann Lake chain uncapper

    Started by michael-bees, 01-21-2017 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-22-2017, 07:04 AM Go to last post
  50. Adding extra wax to new foundation

    Started by Crabo, 01-21-2017 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-21-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  51. Big Orange Blossom Crops

    Started by pahvantpiper, 01-13-2017 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-21-2017, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  52. Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Started by MTN-Bees, 09-16-2016 02:39 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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  53. Almond colonies without drawn comb on top

    Started by homegrown, 01-16-2017 05:13 PM
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    01-15-2017, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  54. Protein Patty recipe

    Started by Ian, 11-01-2015 10:47 PM
    14 Pages
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    01-12-2017, 11:35 PM Go to last post
  55. U.S. Forest Land Leases

    Started by liljake83, 01-11-2017 09:02 PM
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  56. steel pallets?

    Started by dave w in virginia, 01-09-2017 05:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-11-2017, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  57. Buy out excisting operation NW Florida

    Started by buddygold, 01-10-2017 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  58. Moving Honey Extractor to bottling Tank

    Started by jsbrooks, 01-06-2017 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    01-10-2017, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  59. How to get hives out of muddy beeyards.

    Started by happybees, 01-04-2017 07:31 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    01-09-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  60. Frequency of Mite Treatments

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-04-2017 01:50 PM
    2 Pages
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    01-05-2017, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  61. Amino-B-Booster & Honey B Healthy

    Started by stasn, 12-23-2016 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-05-2017, 01:48 AM Go to last post
  62. Type of foundation use in deep supers.

    Started by R.Varian, 01-02-2017 06:17 PM
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    01-02-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  63. My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    Started by angel, 06-03-2014 09:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
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    01-02-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  64. Glycerine and Oxalic Acid

    Started by Double_Bee, 01-02-2017 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-02-2017, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  65. Thick syrup and pump trouble. What's the problem here?

    Started by beesohappy, 12-21-2016 05:29 PM
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    • Replies: 41
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    12-31-2016, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  66. VM Vaporizer

    Started by Ian, 10-16-2016 07:49 PM
    12 Pages
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    12-29-2016, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  67. preferred treatment program

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 12-26-2016 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,911
    12-28-2016, 07:20 PM Go to last post

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