Page 1 of 27 12311 ... LastLast
Threads 1 to 75 of 2007

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 09:33 AM
    51 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 51
    • Replies: 1,013
    • Views: 343,103
    12-27-2014, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 13
    • Replies: 257
    • Views: 121,640
    01-08-2015, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,773
    08-18-2010, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  1. Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    Started by StevenG, 03-07-2013 10:29 AM
    43 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 43
    • Replies: 845
    • Views: 69,016
    08-30-2013, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  2. I would like to be a commercial beek

    Started by GuyDurden, 07-08-2013 07:54 PM
    37 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 37
    • Replies: 732
    • Views: 61,534
    10-12-2014, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Started by Ian, 10-05-2014 08:42 PM
    21 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 21
    • Replies: 413
    • Views: 16,499
    11-12-2014, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  4. 2012 Dieback Already?

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-10-2012 08:40 AM
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 327
    • Views: 53,702
    01-06-2013, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  5. Super DFM - Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 12-12-2014 08:42 AM
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 290
    • Views: 11,700
    01-20-2015, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 04-06-2013 01:51 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 216
    • Views: 23,976
    05-02-2013, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Started by BEES4U, 08-13-2009 11:24 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    bee nutrition, feeding bees, pollen patties, pollen supplements
    • Replies: 203
    • Views: 46,710
    11-25-2012, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. People actually make a living with honey production??

    Started by jwhiteker, 11-05-2014 01:05 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 15,598
    11-27-2014, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  9. Southbound 2012

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-21-2012 02:37 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 10
    • Replies: 183
    • Views: 25,076
    11-11-2014, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  10. survivor stock commercial option?

    Started by kiwiBee, 05-02-2010 06:58 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 179
    • Views: 19,302
    05-12-2010, 03:04 AM Go to last post
  11. Indoor wintering

    Started by Ian, 12-11-2013 02:20 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 173
    • Views: 17,645
    04-21-2014, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Is almond pollination adversely affecting queen genetics?

    Started by grumpybeeman, 02-01-2014 06:32 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 165
    • Views: 9,032
    02-02-2014, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  13. The current price of sugar.

    Started by BEES4U, 06-15-2009 08:18 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 42,092
    10-09-2012, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Honey House

    Started by Ben Little, 07-16-2013 10:59 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 19,566
    12-12-2013, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  15. Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Started by BoTBees, 02-29-2012 07:11 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 147
    • Views: 35,259
    01-20-2013, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  16. bees shortage in almonds

    Started by suttonbeeman, 12-06-2009 09:48 AM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 8
    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 25,577
    02-28-2010, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  17. U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues

    Started by Ian, 04-12-2014 08:53 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 136
    • Views: 7,260
    04-24-2014, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  18. Pattie supplements

    Started by Ian, 01-06-2015 02:41 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 6,443
    01-17-2015, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  19. beekeeper pay scale?

    Started by csalt09, 05-05-2014 10:23 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 11,113
    06-04-2014, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  20. The Last Beekeeper

    Started by chevydmax04, 09-12-2009 07:58 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 16,269
    04-25-2011, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  21. Typical brokerage fee?

    Started by westernbeekeeper, 11-26-2013 04:43 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 9,526
    11-30-2013, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  22. worst winter ever?

    Started by camero7, 03-02-2013 03:13 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 117
    • Views: 20,324
    04-10-2013, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  23. Big Grin How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    Started by Mrmizilplix, 08-16-2010 07:33 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 31,468
    09-03-2010, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  24. Lots of bees in Cali????

    Started by simplyhoney, 01-13-2009 08:23 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 113
    • Views: 18,224
    01-31-2009, 09:16 PM Go to last post
  25. Cheap Chinese Honey and the threat to U.S. Beekeepers

    Started by DigitalBishop, 03-03-2010 04:10 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 112
    • Views: 13,636
    09-27-2010, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  26. Pollination of soybeans

    Started by WLC, 12-22-2013 04:27 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    bushels, key bee
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 9,389
    01-22-2014, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  27. The Last Beekeeper

    Started by Barry, 12-08-2009 12:26 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 15,810
    02-03-2010, 02:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 21,681
    11-09-2012, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  28. Time to get nervous # 2

    Started by Honey-4-All, 12-30-2013 10:44 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 16,527
    02-02-2014, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  29. Configuration of almond bee boxes

    Started by Duncan MacLeod, 10-20-2014 10:37 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 5,874
    01-05-2015, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  30. Pollen sub & what's really in it

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 09-19-2008 09:59 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 19,014
    02-02-2009, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  31. Sideliner Profitability Study

    Started by Specialkayme, 12-11-2014 04:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 6,212
    01-15-2015, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  32. Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    Started by kallen1320, 09-08-2011 09:50 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 93
    • Views: 37,700
    08-25-2012, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  33. Over wintering hives

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 12-24-2014 12:19 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 6,854
    01-18-2015, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  34. 1000 hives, how many acres?

    Started by CamWhite, 02-22-2010 12:29 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 23,054
    04-04-2010, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  35. Is their a new way to treat mites?

    Started by Cabeekeeper, 04-04-2013 09:49 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 13,913
    09-04-2013, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  36. Commercial and Sideline only- Why do you stay in the bees?

    Started by Kingfisher Apiaries, 01-06-2011 10:54 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 17,147
    02-08-2011, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  37. Pumps for Sugar Syrup

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-16-2009 06:23 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 16,077
    04-28-2009, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  38. SueBee pros/cons?

    Started by Woodside, 08-24-2010 04:29 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 13,695
    09-06-2010, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  39. Sad The do nots in beekeeping

    Started by The Honey Householder, 02-27-2010 06:32 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 13,814
    01-07-2015, 07:31 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 5,337
    01-14-2014, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  40. Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Started by babybee, 07-15-2014 08:50 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 10,734
    09-13-2014, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  41. Question PH levels in hive?

    Started by LSPender, 03-08-2009 09:43 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 10,681
    03-17-2009, 01:16 AM Go to last post
  42. "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    Started by Allen Dick, 02-25-2010 09:49 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 12,272
    03-15-2010, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  43. Bees ripped off?

    Started by Steelton Bee Man, 03-12-2009 02:31 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 17,966
    04-04-2009, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  44. Honeybee Healthy

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-09-2009 10:34 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 18,852
    04-12-2011, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  45. Migratory lids

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 11-27-2013 05:17 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 8,093
    01-02-2015, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  46. Inspiration to keep going

    Started by CWoods, 04-07-2014 08:48 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    commercial beekeeping, income, production
    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 8,057
    04-25-2014, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  47. How many colonies to be considered commercial?

    Started by BMAC, 04-19-2011 08:32 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 81
    • Views: 14,466
    05-29-2011, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  48. Flatbed Build Ideas

    Started by Sadler91, 11-12-2014 09:00 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 81
    • Views: 5,243
    01-20-2015, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  49. Thumbs down Prices of Queen

    Started by The Honey Householder, 05-01-2009 09:47 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 14,016
    05-17-2009, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  50. Growth on limited budget/ waiting on financing

    Started by JoshW, 10-25-2013 09:47 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 8,126
    10-31-2013, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  51. Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Started by Ian, 01-16-2015 05:18 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 2,369
    01-23-2015, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  52. Bees gone from hives CCD?

    Started by Sweet to the Soul, 10-27-2010 06:29 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 10,366
    11-15-2010, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  53. Nosema spore counts this fall

    Started by Ian, 10-03-2014 08:08 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 5,193
    11-17-2014, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  54. Feeding during flow

    Started by Hevyduty, 05-22-2010 12:58 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 10,223
    06-11-2010, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  55. Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    Started by EastSideBuzz, 11-04-2013 12:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 7,010
    09-16-2014, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  56. Industrial Beekeeper

    Started by sqkcrk, 12-15-2013 11:34 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 6,737
    12-30-2013, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  57. Starving singles in 2009 Almonds

    Started by Honey-4-All, 02-12-2009 01:04 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    almonds, cold weather, rain, starvation
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 14,641
    03-30-2009, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  58. Question for Keith Jarrett

    Started by TwT, 11-27-2009 05:56 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 13,649
    12-12-2009, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  59. Big Bad Bear Fencing

    Started by Skinner Apiaries, 05-25-2012 08:30 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 12,111
    09-17-2013, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  60. Pollen Sub Formulations - Input?

    Started by JSL, 11-17-2012 09:25 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 19,205
    02-05-2014, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  61. Other Beekeepers putting Bees near your yards

    Started by Bradley_Bee, 06-28-2012 12:20 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 19,603
    05-09-2014, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  62. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Registration

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-16-2012 06:52 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 13,147
    12-19-2012, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  63. Shortage of bees in almonds?

    Started by pahvantpiper, 01-25-2013 11:23 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 11,661
    02-06-2013, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  64. Honey B Healthy question

    Started by LSPender, 08-14-2008 11:07 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 16,813
    02-25-2009, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  65. 2010 honey production

    Started by The Honey Householder, 06-06-2010 07:09 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 17,042
    09-26-2010, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  66. Business decision

    Started by Ben Little, 10-05-2014 12:33 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 6,338
    10-25-2014, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  67. Cdl

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-02-2009 11:17 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 10,681
    08-17-2010, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  68. Can you make a living with Bees

    Started by Brooklyn, 12-30-2009 06:14 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 40,979
    06-12-2012, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  69. Question almond pollination

    Started by bee_wrangler, 09-28-2008 08:22 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 13,084
    11-01-2008, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  70. forklift vs skid steer

    Started by HVH, 06-19-2009 06:17 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 13,668
    02-04-2010, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  71. Commercial folks only. Plastic or Wax?

    Started by brac, 01-29-2010 08:27 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 11,774
    02-09-2010, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  72. Angry landowners

    Started by JoshW, 06-26-2014 04:02 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 5,014
    07-09-2014, 01:55 AM Go to last post
  73. Bee Truck

    Started by michael-bees, 09-25-2009 08:58 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 14,768
    10-28-2009, 03:38 PM Go to last post

Page 1 of 27 12311 ... LastLast

Forum Information and Options

Moderators of this Forum

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads