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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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 08:45 PM
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    • Replies: 234
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    02-04-2014, 07:57 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: 3
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    02-03-2014, 09:09 PM 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. Do you check before you place your hives

    Started by tuzserhu, 04-14-2014 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 17
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  2. U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues

    Started by Ian, 04-12-2014 07:53 AM
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  3. Managing swarm season commercially

    Started by Emanuel Romania, 04-10-2014 10:01 AM
    • Replies: 12
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  4. Inspiration to keep going

    Started by CWoods, 04-07-2014 07:48 AM
    4 Pages
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    commercial beekeeping, income, production
    • Replies: 79
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    04-14-2014, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Notice to Ian

    Started by dgl1948, 03-31-2014 05:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    04-14-2014, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Old queens

    Started by ga.beeman, 04-04-2014 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    04-13-2014, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Apivar

    Started by sqkcrk, 03-26-2014 04:16 PM
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    • Replies: 29
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    04-13-2014, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Winter losses ?

    Started by Ben Little, 03-25-2014 05:59 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    04-13-2014, 04:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 469
    04-12-2014, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  9. Indoor wintering

    Started by Ian, 12-11-2013 01:20 PM
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    04-12-2014, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Requeening annually

    Started by T.Smith, 04-08-2014 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    04-11-2014, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Sarasota flordia bloom listing

    Started by Heintz88, 04-11-2014 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-11-2014, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  12. mineral supplements for bees

    Started by irwin harlton, 04-03-2014 07:58 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 551
    04-08-2014, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  13. Should we try pollinating?

    Started by BigRiver, 03-27-2014 12:40 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    04-07-2014, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Sending QMP strips with package bees.

    Started by Honey-4-All, 04-05-2014 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-07-2014, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  15. moving recently install packages

    Started by Ben Little, 04-05-2014 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 382
    04-07-2014, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Bee Transportation

    Started by dkdusey, 04-03-2014 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    04-06-2014, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  17. packages from NZ and Aust.

    Started by Ben Little, 04-03-2014 03:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-04-2014, 09:36 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,460
    04-03-2014, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Early release from Almonds?

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 02-19-2014 03:41 PM
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    04-01-2014, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Stumped on a package bee abscondment

    Started by Honey-4-All, 03-31-2014 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    04-01-2014, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Syrup in cold temps

    Started by Ben Little, 03-31-2014 11:04 AM
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  21. incubators

    Started by babybee, 03-20-2014 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-01-2014, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  22. Anybody using MAQS on singles

    Started by Chip Euliss, 03-30-2014 06:42 AM
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  23. almond bees stolen

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 03-09-2014 01:16 PM
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    • Replies: 40
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    03-29-2014, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  24. Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    Started by Chanticleer48, 02-21-2014 11:52 AM
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    • Replies: 73
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    03-27-2014, 02:28 AM Go to last post
  25. Exclamation Package bees NZ Queen candy ?

    Started by Ben Little, 03-24-2014 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-26-2014, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  26. Feeders

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 03-24-2014 09:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    • Replies: 12
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    03-25-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  27. Anyone missing bees out of almonds?

    Started by BeeGhost, 03-24-2014 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-24-2014, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  28. Lightbulb Cardboard Nuc Box

    Started by AstroZomBEE, 11-06-2013 11:25 AM
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  29. Syrup gone hard in the tote

    Started by Crabo, 03-16-2014 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-23-2014, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  30. almond spraying, more than usual for you?

    Started by azbees, 03-15-2014 11:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-23-2014, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  31. apple Pollination

    Started by matt1954, 02-16-2014 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-22-2014, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  32. 3 frame Nucs

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 03-17-2014 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-20-2014, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  33. To bee or to pack honey

    Started by simplyhoney, 03-19-2014 08:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-20-2014, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  34. Section 18 Request

    Started by sqkcrk, 02-10-2014 10:35 AM
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  35. Post Viktor Zhdamirov guilty after jury trial in 2012 Hive theft

    Started by JWChesnut, 02-23-2014 08:43 AM
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  36. Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    Started by Brian Suchan, 03-02-2014 07:41 AM
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  37. Its been a cold windy winter

    Started by Ian, 02-25-2014 07:51 PM
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    03-15-2014, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  38. Ontario Blueberry Pollination

    Started by Ian, 02-04-2014 09:01 AM
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    03-15-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  39. Hives Stolen

    Started by babybee, 03-05-2014 07:16 AM
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    03-14-2014, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  40. Slipper Spring issues

    Started by BMAC, 03-11-2014 05:08 PM
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  41. Smile Florida Bound

    Started by scokat, 03-10-2014 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-11-2014, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  42. Looking for a Beekeeper

    Started by Bradley_Bee, 02-27-2014 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-08-2014, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  43. Getting them all home......

    Started by beemandan, 03-05-2014 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-05-2014, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  44. Almond pollination pics

    Started by loggermike, 02-18-2014 11:40 AM
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  45. How many hives on a semi trailer?

    Started by Fishman43, 03-04-2014 08:18 AM
    • Replies: 12
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  46. NUC production tips???

    Started by Rather-b-beekeeping, 03-03-2014 04:29 AM
    nuc production
    • Replies: 14
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  47. Repower

    Started by RAK, 03-03-2014 12:03 PM
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  48. transporting packages

    Started by Maddox65804, 02-23-2014 08:36 PM
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  49. reusing frames vs trashing them

    Started by xcugat, 02-13-2014 03:35 PM
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  50. 8 Frame Hives for Pollination vs 10 frame

    Started by McCoslin, 02-23-2014 08:43 AM
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  51. Bobcat/Loaders

    Started by red, 02-22-2014 07:52 AM
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  52. Inspection Camera

    Started by MAB52, 12-13-2013 12:22 AM
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  53. open drum feeding

    Started by Ian, 02-15-2014 08:17 PM
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    02-22-2014, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  54. RFID tags for theft deterrence

    Started by JWChesnut, 02-10-2014 09:26 AM
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    • Replies: 40
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    02-20-2014, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  55. For those aspiring Commercial or Sideliners

    Started by Sipa, 02-19-2014 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  56. Question about charging tax and shipping queens

    Started by Lauri, 02-08-2014 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-17-2014, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  57. managing carniolians for honey

    Started by wglord, 02-17-2014 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-17-2014, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  58. Honeybee Dietary Needs

    Started by Ian, 02-13-2014 09:47 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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    02-17-2014, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  59. Two Questions

    Started by BeeSummey208, 02-08-2014 07:35 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-13-2014, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  60. Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    Started by Bradley_Bee, 02-09-2014 07:56 PM
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    02-13-2014, 03:57 AM Go to last post
  61. The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Started by Rustyhawk, 02-08-2014 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    02-12-2014, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  62. Winter hive checks

    Started by Ian, 02-10-2014 09:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-11-2014, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  63. almonds long on bees?

    Started by Flyer Jim, 02-06-2014 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,419
    02-10-2014, 03:27 AM Go to last post

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