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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: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    16 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Started by irwin harlton, 11-07-2008 09:33 AM
    64 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. IGRs a problem in almond pollen?

    Started by loggermike, 01-19-2013 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
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  2. Mann Lake chain uncapper

    Started by michael-bees, Yesterday 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 401
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  3. Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Started by Ian, 01-11-2017 08:56 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 158
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  4. Adding extra wax to new foundation

    Started by Crabo, Yesterday 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 405
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  5. Big Orange Blossom Crops

    Started by pahvantpiper, 01-13-2017 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  6. Running two queen colonies

    Started by matt1954, 01-03-2015 09:43 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 162
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    01-20-2017, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    01-19-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Almond colonies without drawn comb on top

    Started by homegrown, 01-16-2017 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-17-2017, 05:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,064
    01-15-2017, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Flooding orchards and fields in CA on purpose

    Started by Barry Digman, 01-14-2017 08:27 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-14-2017, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Protein Patty recipe

    Started by Ian, 11-01-2015 10:47 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 277
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    01-12-2017, 11:35 PM Go to last post
  11. U.S. Forest Land Leases

    Started by liljake83, 01-11-2017 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-12-2017, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    Started by kallen1320, 09-08-2011 08:50 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
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  14. Buy out excisting operation NW Florida

    Started by buddygold, 01-10-2017 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. Request for pumpkin pollination in New Mexico

    Started by Barry Digman, 01-06-2017 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  18. Frequency of Mite Treatments

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-04-2017 01:50 PM
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    • Views: 1,410
    01-05-2017, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. Type of foundation use in deep supers.

    Started by R.Varian, 01-02-2017 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    • Views: 565
    01-02-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  21. My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    Started by angel, 06-03-2014 09:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 8,181
    01-02-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. New Loader?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 12-18-2016 09:37 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    01-02-2017, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  24. Thick syrup and pump trouble. What's the problem here?

    Started by beesohappy, 12-21-2016 05:29 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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  25. VM Vaporizer

    Started by Ian, 10-16-2016 07:49 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 220
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  26. preferred treatment program

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 12-26-2016 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    12-28-2016, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  27. JB 700 Vaporizer

    Started by dgl1948, 11-09-2016 01:21 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
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    12-27-2016, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  28. Pollination Revenues

    Started by The Buckster, 12-22-2016 01:54 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-24-2016, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  29. Inspections 100 hives

    Started by cklander, 12-19-2016 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    12-23-2016, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  30. Motor for syrup pump???

    Started by happybees, 12-18-2016 10:45 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-21-2016, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  31. Cleaning pollen

    Started by RowdyFreeman, 12-09-2016 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-20-2016, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  32. MAP 21 ?

    Started by MTINAZ, 04-29-2015 11:55 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
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    12-19-2016, 06:34 AM 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: 49
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  34. Winter splits with Hawaiian queens in California

    Started by homegrown, 12-07-2016 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    12-11-2016, 10:09 PM Go to last post
  35. Can someone explain about being a distributor?

    Started by davel, 12-01-2016 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-03-2016, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  36. Pollinating Strawberries

    Started by clyderoad, 11-22-2016 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    12-03-2016, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  37. Thinking about moving bees for honey...

    Started by davel, 11-30-2016 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-30-2016, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  38. 9 frames vs. 8 frames for honey

    Started by pihlpet, 08-08-2016 05:10 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    11-30-2016, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  39. Ultimate bottom board

    Started by grwaskom, 11-11-2016 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-27-2016, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  40. Canola polination

    Started by ABruce, 11-21-2016 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-24-2016, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  41. How do you find small, local pollination contracts?

    Started by minz, 11-23-2016 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2016, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  42. Southbound 2012

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-21-2012 02:37 PM
    10 Pages
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    11-21-2016, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  43. 2016 almond fungicide issues

    Started by babybee, 11-17-2016 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    11-20-2016, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  44. How are everybody's bees?

    Started by babybee, 11-17-2016 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    11-19-2016, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  45. Truck Input

    Started by BobsBees, 11-08-2016 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    11-13-2016, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  46. Charging for honey extraction

    Started by Allen, 07-11-2016 07:47 AM
    2 Pages
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    11-09-2016, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  47. Thumbs Up Show & Tell Time

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 06-17-2016 08:21 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
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    11-06-2016, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  48. Forklift fuel efficiency

    Started by jim lyon, 11-02-2016 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    11-05-2016, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  49. Bee Pasture

    Started by Ian, 09-17-2016 08:11 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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    11-04-2016, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  50. syrup making and delivery

    Started by tarheel bee, 05-10-2016 12:38 PM
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  51. Seasoned beekeeper question regarding beeyard comptition

    Started by Champ194, 07-06-2016 02:36 PM
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    11-01-2016, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  52. Open feeding?

    Started by Nate's Nectar, 10-30-2016 03:29 PM
    feeding bees
    • Replies: 19
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    11-01-2016, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  53. Potential for Miticide Resistance

    Started by JSL, 10-29-2016 11:32 AM
    2 Pages
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    10-31-2016, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  54. Selection Opportunities for Commercials

    Started by JSL, 10-31-2016 03:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-31-2016, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  55. 2017 Almond or Cherry rates?

    Started by RangerLee, 10-27-2016 03:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-28-2016, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  56. Need some barrels

    Started by Double_Bee, 10-20-2016 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-26-2016, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  57. Post CLARY SAGE AS A HONEY AND POLLEN CROP

    Started by Senior Chief, 10-25-2016 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-25-2016, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  58. Commercial license questions

    Started by Double_Bee, 10-18-2016 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2016, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  59. Oxalic acid drench concentration

    Started by sharpdog, 10-03-2016 08:46 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-18-2016, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  60. goose neck trailers

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 08-20-2016 08:09 AM
    2 Pages
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    10-14-2016, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  61. I read it all

    Started by cheryl1, 09-21-2016 08:41 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
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    10-12-2016, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  62. Bee Brokers for Cherries?

    Started by Sanguinetti351, 10-07-2016 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-07-2016, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  63. bulk sugar pricing??

    Started by Brian Suchan, 10-04-2016 11:17 AM
    2 Pages
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    10-06-2016, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  64. Dadant Syrup?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 06-20-2016 09:42 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-06-2016, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  65. Almond Contracts

    Started by RangerLee, 09-28-2016 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-28-2016, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  66. 6F nucs for honey production

    Started by Cristian, 07-19-2016 02:33 PM
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    09-16-2016, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  67. Honey Pump Recommendation

    Started by SWM, 06-30-2016 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-16-2016, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  68. Savogran Wood Bleach 25 pound Pail

    Started by MTN-Bees, 09-12-2016 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-14-2016, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  69. anyone Mix Dry Sub with just HFCS

    Started by Woodside, 09-01-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-14-2016, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  70. Commercial Operations close together?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 09-04-2016 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,016
    09-14-2016, 09:22 PM Go to last post

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