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Forum: Commercial Beekeeping/Pollination

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 08:33 AM
    51 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 08:45 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 237
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    07-22-2014, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Blue Diamond bloom report- In The Field 2014

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 01-29-2014 02:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-23-2014, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 11:32 AM
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  1. Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    Started by DmacShack, 07-24-2014 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 688
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  2. Failing Queens

    Started by JodieToadie, 07-22-2014 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 818
    07-24-2014, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  3. How Much Effort

    Started by garusher, 07-23-2014 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 510
    07-24-2014, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  4. Question 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Started by Ben Little, 07-21-2014 05:36 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,138
    07-23-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  5. Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Started by babybee, 07-15-2014 07:50 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    07-23-2014, 05:09 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 592
    07-21-2014, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  6. what % of colonies are productive?

    Started by David LaFerney, 07-17-2014 07:39 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    07-18-2014, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  7. Canola Flow in Dakotas?

    Started by LeeHoney, 06-17-2014 08:06 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-17-2014, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Pollination Resource

    Started by Busy Beeing, 07-17-2014 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 249
    07-17-2014, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Painting

    Started by Tennessee's Bees LLC, 07-12-2014 11:02 AM
    3 Pages
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    07-17-2014, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Manufacturing Whipped Honey Equipment Ideas

    Started by chrisv5656, 07-17-2014 07:33 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 243
    07-17-2014, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Opinion piece written by Mark Winston

    Started by Ian, 07-16-2014 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-17-2014, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Noisy extractor motor

    Started by Ian, 07-14-2014 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 524
    07-17-2014, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  13. Apivar

    Started by sqkcrk, 03-26-2014 04:16 PM
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    • Replies: 47
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    07-17-2014, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  14. summer mite populations and crashes

    Started by beekeeper032000, 07-05-2014 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    07-15-2014, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Two way pallets

    Started by T.Smith, 06-15-2014 08:57 AM
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    07-13-2014, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  16. Question buying a cappings spinner?

    Started by Ben Little, 07-01-2014 08:20 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    07-13-2014, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  17. Farm license plates (benefits or regulations) <38,000lb transports

    Started by angel, 06-30-2014 01:14 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
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    07-13-2014, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Automation in Bottling

    Started by thedudeabides, 07-11-2014 01:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2014, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  19. uncapping for 100 hives

    Started by AstroBee, 06-28-2014 07:54 AM
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  20. Transporting hives to pollination jobs w/o a forklift

    Started by adamant, 07-06-2014 08:43 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    07-09-2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  21. Angry landowners

    Started by JoshW, 06-26-2014 03:02 PM
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    • Replies: 68
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    07-09-2014, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  22. almond bees stolen

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 03-09-2014 01:16 PM
    3 Pages
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    07-08-2014, 06:02 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 347
    07-08-2014, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  23. Where do u sell bulk at?

    Started by TheBuzz, 07-07-2014 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-08-2014, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  24. Cool How to deal with backfilling properly and Fast

    Started by Ben Little, 07-04-2014 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    07-07-2014, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  25. shipping container for super storage

    Started by dtp, 06-03-2014 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    07-05-2014, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  26. Watermelon pollination

    Started by mgburton, 06-21-2014 04:31 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    07-02-2014, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  27. Skep beekeeping in Germany

    Started by Ian, 10-20-2013 09:30 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    07-01-2014, 03:42 AM Go to last post
  28. If Not Almonds...

    Started by xFishdogx, 06-25-2014 07:25 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    06-30-2014, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  29. commercial beekeeping

    Started by Fire Guy, 12-23-2013 05:42 PM
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    06-29-2014, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  30. Price of beeswax

    Started by mbholl, 08-22-2009 08:50 PM
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    06-28-2014, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  31. Post wax spinners

    Started by beekeeper032000, 06-27-2014 09:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-28-2014, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  32. Temporary sump?

    Started by Crabo, 06-27-2014 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 207
    06-27-2014, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  33. Anecdotal Bee Losses Reports

    Started by sqkcrk, 06-22-2014 05:24 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    06-25-2014, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  34. Maine Blueberries

    Started by AstroZomBEE, 06-19-2014 06:59 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-23-2014, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  35. Acorn frames

    Started by ga.beeman, 06-10-2014 09:48 AM
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  36. Whole house fan (attic fan) in extracting room?

    Started by Crabo, 06-21-2014 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-22-2014, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  37. The growing demand for almonds

    Started by beemandan, 06-22-2014 07:18 AM
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    06-22-2014, 07:18 AM Go to last post
  38. honey processing line

    Started by wglord, 06-19-2014 02:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-19-2014, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  39. Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Started by Chip Euliss, 06-19-2014 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-19-2014, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  40. Almonds 2014....Losses???

    Started by Bees In Miami, 06-17-2014 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-19-2014, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  41. Running Singles in the South East

    Started by Horse Shoe, 06-13-2014 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    06-19-2014, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  42. My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    Started by angel, 06-03-2014 09:53 PM
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    • Replies: 33
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    06-18-2014, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  43. Chalk Brood

    Started by Ian, 06-16-2014 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    06-18-2014, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  44. Agitator in sump????

    Started by Brian Suchan, 06-17-2014 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-17-2014, 09:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 667
    06-17-2014, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  45. Things are "cozey" in my area with hives!!!

    Started by BeeGhost, 06-15-2014 10:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  46. Grafting

    Started by Ian, 06-04-2014 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    06-14-2014, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  47. Question regarding Swinger

    Started by matt1954, 06-13-2014 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-14-2014, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  48. Honey house questions

    Started by Crabo, 06-09-2014 09:30 PM
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    06-14-2014, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  49. Sump/clarifier size??

    Started by Billy Joe Adair, 06-11-2014 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-13-2014, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  50. Red Pollen

    Started by blake9911, 06-12-2014 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  51. Sunflower pollination

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 06-08-2014 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-09-2014, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  52. Swinger / Hummerbee Modifications

    Started by EastSideBuzz, 06-03-2014 12:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-09-2014, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  53. How much is too much? How desperate are people?

    Started by sharpdog, 06-04-2014 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-09-2014, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  54. Questions for the Canuck prairie / peace river folks

    Started by grozzie2, 04-04-2014 02:18 PM
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    06-07-2014, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  55. The usual suspects

    Started by Vance G, 06-05-2014 12:49 PM
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    06-04-2014, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  56. beekeeper pay scale?

    Started by csalt09, 05-05-2014 09:23 PM
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    06-04-2014, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  57. Watermelon Pollination

    Started by goodlife bees, 06-01-2014 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    06-03-2014, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  58. **INPUT NEEDED*** 1500 colony operation

    Started by beegolden, 05-22-2014 11:01 AM
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    06-02-2014, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  59. Truck Tires

    Started by BoTBees, 05-30-2014 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    06-02-2014, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  60. How many hives on a load?

    Started by jim lyon, 05-26-2014 07:17 AM
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    • Replies: 21
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    06-02-2014, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  61. Carpathian queens in the US?

    Started by Honey-4-All, 05-29-2014 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 989
    05-31-2014, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  62. Question Blueberry pollination time !!

    Started by Ben Little, 05-26-2014 07:04 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,317
    05-31-2014, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  63. Dave turns to the Weather Channel

    Started by clyderoad, 05-26-2014 06:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-28-2014, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  64. any commercial guys do sourwood honey

    Started by jbrown123, 05-27-2014 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-27-2014, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  65. Question Leads for pollination contracts?

    Started by allincuddy, 05-05-2014 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-23-2014, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  66. Semi Wreck today May 20th 2014

    Started by AstroZomBEE, 05-20-2014 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,009
    05-21-2014, 03:34 PM Go to last post

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