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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: Blue Diamond - in the orchard reports

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 02-05-2015 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,661
    02-12-2015, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Started by irwin harlton, 11-07-2008 09:33 AM
    51 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,014
    • Views: 349,194
    03-01-2015, 06:56 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: 6,009
    08-18-2010, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  4. 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: 125,001
    01-08-2015, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  1. $1.75 Honey

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-15-2008 05:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 6,560
    10-02-2008, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  2. % of NUCS to keep

    Started by dnelson, 12-10-2009 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,828
    12-10-2009, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  3. % successful intro of caged queens en mass

    Started by kiwiBee, 05-12-2010 02:36 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 5,324
    05-19-2010, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  4. "Du'oh!!" (imagine head slap icon)

    Started by sqkcrk, 05-12-2011 02:41 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,883
    05-16-2011, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  5. "Miles to Go" 2014?

    Started by khicks12, 02-05-2014 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,080
    02-05-2014, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  6. "Vehicle Registrant Only"

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-07-2012 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,803
    10-24-2012, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  7. "When my life is over, I will sing this song."

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-05-2011 10:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,313
    09-22-2011, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  8. "Why Do They DO That?"

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-01-2014 05:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    almonds, commercial beekeeping, pollination
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,365
    01-07-2014, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  9. "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: 12,494
    03-15-2010, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  10. (2) 20 frame extractors vs (1) 50 or 60 frame extractor

    Started by Billy Joe Adair, 11-18-2011 02:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,932
    11-21-2011, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  11. **INPUT NEEDED*** 1500 colony operation

    Started by beegolden, 05-22-2014 12:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,453
    06-03-2014, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  12. 1 Gal Vs. 2 Gal. Frame Feeders

    Started by Riverdog, 03-15-2009 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,185
    03-15-2009, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Question 1 kg package bees for pollination

    Started by Ben Little, 11-26-2013 08:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,151
    11-27-2013, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  14. 1 lb Beeswax block production

    Started by TNValleyBeeK, 09-21-2013 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-22-2013, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 12,448
    09-04-2012, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  15. 10 drums of slumgum

    Started by rainesridgefarm, 12-30-2011 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,731
    01-05-2012, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  16. 10 Frame Single Deep For Almond Pollination ?

    Started by Tony Rogers, 02-04-2015 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 396
    02-04-2015, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  17. 100 hives

    Started by rtoney, 06-09-2011 09:50 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,758
    06-11-2011, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  18. 1000 hives, how many acres?

    Started by CamWhite, 02-22-2010 12:29 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 23,510
    04-04-2010, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  19. 11 Execs, 6 Foreign Firms Caught in Honey Sting

    Started by Hambone, 09-02-2010 11:05 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,377
    09-05-2010, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  20. 110 swinger

    Started by toad, 10-20-2013 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,642
    10-22-2013, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  21. 120 Cowen vs 120 Cook n beals

    Started by beebze, 09-10-2008 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 7,843
    10-15-2008, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  22. 12v Electric Fence Chargers?

    Started by brac, 12-01-2009 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,192
    12-01-2009, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  23. Smile 18 Amino Acids,

    Started by BEES4U, 08-10-2008 09:35 PM
    the 18 amino acids
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,531
    08-12-2008, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  24. 1947 Pollination prices

    Started by beedeetee, 09-27-2010 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,127
    09-30-2010, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  25. 1K new mast

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 03-06-2013 03:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 4,369
    05-25-2013, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  26. 1K swinger bee loader

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 05-08-2011 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,053
    05-08-2011, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  27. 1st trip south

    Started by scokat, 11-05-2013 07:06 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,836
    11-12-2013, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  28. 2 nd annual Auction sale in Brandon

    Started by jean-marc, 05-10-2014 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 812
    05-10-2014, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  29. 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 05-08-2014 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,540
    05-13-2014, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  30. Moved: 2.3 or 4 lb package

    Started by greg zechman, 02-08-2013 01:47 PM
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  31. 20 Native Bees for pollination

    Started by alpha6, 01-11-2009 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,046
    01-12-2009, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  32. 2004 S-185 Bobcat

    Started by sqkcrk, 05-14-2014 08:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,060
    05-16-2014, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  33. 2009 Hurricane Season Tracking Map

    Started by BEES4U, 08-18-2009 08:48 AM
    hurricane season tracking
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,933
    08-25-2009, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  34. 2009 NUC prices

    Started by paulka, 12-22-2008 12:02 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 8,130
    02-10-2009, 09:34 AM Go to last post
  35. Thumbs Up 2009 season off to great start!!

    Started by The Honey Householder, 04-15-2009 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 4,261
    04-26-2009, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  36. 2010 honey production

    Started by The Honey Householder, 06-06-2010 07:09 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 17,189
    09-26-2010, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  37. 2010 winter mortality rates?

    Started by chillardbee, 01-20-2010 04:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,943
    01-27-2010, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  38. 2011 packages

    Started by The Honey Householder, 11-04-2010 07:20 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 9,482
    12-11-2010, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  39. 2012 almonds - is pricing out from Paramount or Traynor yet?

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 10-17-2011 06:02 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 7,868
    11-14-2011, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  40. 2012 Dieback Already?

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-10-2012 08:40 AM
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 327
    • Views: 55,320
    01-06-2013, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  41. 2014 Almond Bloom

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-05-2013 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,136
    12-05-2013, 08:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,166
    09-27-2013, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  42. 2014 die off

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-30-2013 07:28 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 7,157
    01-27-2014, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  43. 2014 Predictions

    Started by Oregon Honey Company, 09-18-2013 03:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,038
    09-18-2013, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  44. 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    Started by Heintz88, 01-20-2015 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-23-2015, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  45. 26k

    Started by RAK, 02-21-2013 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,352
    02-28-2013, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  46. 3 frame Nucs

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 03-17-2014 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,145
    03-20-2014, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  47. 3 frame nucs after almonds

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-12-2013 09:27 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,718
    12-14-2013, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  48. 37th Annual ALMOND CONFERENCE

    Started by mbholl, 12-21-2009 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 661
    12-21-2009, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  49. 4 Way pallet ?

    Started by johng, 01-19-2014 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,070
    01-19-2014, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  50. Question 4-way pallets and drifting?

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 04-18-2012 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,490
    04-20-2012, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  51. 50% losses

    Started by beemandan, 03-15-2010 06:56 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 8,491
    03-22-2010, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  52. 500 gal. stainless steel settling tank

    Started by Beeslave, 07-08-2009 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,746
    07-14-2009, 01:40 AM Go to last post
  53. Question 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Started by Ben Little, 07-21-2014 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,415
    07-23-2014, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  54. 5th Wheel and Mast

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-29-2013 06:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,854
    12-09-2013, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  55. 5th wheel for Bobcat

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-04-2013 11:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 582
    12-04-2013, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  56. 6 way pallet plans

    Started by Oregon Honey Company, 09-09-2013 11:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,473
    11-26-2013, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  57. 6-way vs. 4-way pallets

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 01-14-2014 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,791
    01-19-2014, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  58. 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Started by RAK, 11-06-2014 03:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,622
    11-11-2014, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  59. 600 hive operation extractor options

    Started by Dancing Bee Apiary, 07-21-2012 07:38 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 12,910
    11-25-2012, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  60. 685 lb Steel Drum

    Started by Walt McBride, 07-03-2009 02:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 4,559
    12-29-2009, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  61. 7 5/8" boxes?

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 11-20-2009 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,784
    11-23-2009, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  62. 7-5/8" Medium Supers and 7-1/4" Frames

    Started by NeonBee, 05-24-2010 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,324
    06-03-2010, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  63. 7-8 lbs pollen/sugar patty

    Started by MNbees, 11-30-2013 06:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,655
    12-02-2013, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  64. 70%? Really?

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-30-2012 10:29 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,817
    02-06-2012, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  65. 8 Frame Hives for Pollination vs 10 frame

    Started by McCoslin, 02-23-2014 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,123
    02-24-2014, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  66. Question 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 08-02-2013 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,244
    08-09-2013, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  67. 80 frame equinox extractor

    Started by swarm_trapper, 01-12-2009 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,975
    01-24-2009, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  68. 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    Started by Billy Joe Adair, 11-06-2013 03:56 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,117
    11-14-2013, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  69. 9 frames or 10 in the brood nest?

    Started by Hartz, 11-06-2010 08:14 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 6,291
    11-13-2010, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  70. 90 % losses - Vancouver Island

    Started by PerryBee, 03-09-2010 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,345
    03-10-2010, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  71. 900 hive upset

    Started by irwin harlton, 11-10-2009 05:56 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,646
    11-13-2009, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  72. Smile ? for HONEY makers.

    Started by Action, 04-01-2010 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,142
    04-03-2010, 11:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 716
    02-25-2010, 07:39 PM Go to last post

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