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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: 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
  2. 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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    07-27-2014, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2010, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 08:45 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 243
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    08-30-2014, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  1. $1.75 Honey

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-15-2008 04:55 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 6,118
    10-02-2008, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  2. % of NUCS to keep

    Started by dnelson, 12-10-2009 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,786
    12-10-2009, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  3. % successful intro of caged queens en mass

    Started by kiwiBee, 05-12-2010 01:36 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 5,153
    05-19-2010, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  4. "Du'oh!!" (imagine head slap icon)

    Started by sqkcrk, 05-12-2011 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,652
    05-16-2011, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  5. "Miles to Go" 2014?

    Started by khicks12, 02-05-2014 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 953
    02-05-2014, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  6. "Vehicle Registrant Only"

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-07-2012 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,390
    10-24-2012, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  7. "When my life is over, I will sing this song."

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-05-2011 09:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,134
    09-22-2011, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  8. "Why Do They DO That?"

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-01-2014 04:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    almonds, commercial beekeeping, pollination
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,002
    01-07-2014, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  9. "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    Started by Allen Dick, 02-25-2010 08:49 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 11,997
    03-15-2010, 04:03 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 01:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    11-21-2011, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  11. **INPUT NEEDED*** 1500 colony operation

    Started by beegolden, 05-22-2014 11:01 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    06-03-2014, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  12. 1 Gal Vs. 2 Gal. Frame Feeders

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

    Started by Ben Little, 11-26-2013 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,016
    11-27-2013, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  14. 1 lb Beeswax block production

    Started by TNValleyBeeK, 09-21-2013 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-22-2013, 12:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 11,497
    09-04-2012, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  15. 10 drums of slumgum

    Started by rainesridgefarm, 12-30-2011 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    01-05-2012, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  16. 100 hives

    Started by rtoney, 06-09-2011 08:50 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    06-11-2011, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  17. 1000 hives, how many acres?

    Started by CamWhite, 02-22-2010 11:29 AM
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    • Replies: 91
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    04-04-2010, 01:33 AM Go to last post
  18. 11 Execs, 6 Foreign Firms Caught in Honey Sting

    Started by Hambone, 09-02-2010 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-05-2010, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  19. 110 swinger

    Started by toad, 10-20-2013 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,405
    10-22-2013, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  20. 120 Cowen vs 120 Cook n beals

    Started by beebze, 09-10-2008 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-15-2008, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  21. 12v Electric Fence Chargers?

    Started by brac, 12-01-2009 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,094
    12-01-2009, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Smile 18 Amino Acids,

    Started by BEES4U, 08-10-2008 08:35 PM
    the 18 amino acids
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,325
    08-12-2008, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  23. 1947 Pollination prices

    Started by beedeetee, 09-27-2010 09:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,093
    09-30-2010, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  24. 1K new mast

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 03-06-2013 02:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
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    05-25-2013, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  25. 1K swinger bee loader

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 05-08-2011 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-08-2011, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  26. 1st trip south

    Started by scokat, 11-05-2013 06:06 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,167
    11-12-2013, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  27. 2 nd annual Auction sale in Brandon

    Started by jean-marc, 05-10-2014 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 695
    05-10-2014, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  28. 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    Started by MTN-Bees, 05-08-2014 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,284
    05-13-2014, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  29. Moved: 2.3 or 4 lb package

    Started by greg zechman, 02-08-2013 12:47 PM
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  30. 20 Native Bees for pollination

    Started by alpha6, 01-11-2009 08:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-12-2009, 05:47 AM Go to last post
  31. 2004 S-185 Bobcat

    Started by sqkcrk, 05-14-2014 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 890
    05-16-2014, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  32. 2009 Hurricane Season Tracking Map

    Started by BEES4U, 08-18-2009 07:48 AM
    hurricane season tracking
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,811
    08-25-2009, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  33. 2009 NUC prices

    Started by paulka, 12-21-2008 11:02 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 7,709
    02-10-2009, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  34. Thumbs Up 2009 season off to great start!!

    Started by The Honey Householder, 04-15-2009 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 4,142
    04-26-2009, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  35. 2010 honey production

    Started by The Honey Householder, 06-06-2010 06:09 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    09-26-2010, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  36. 2010 winter mortality rates?

    Started by chillardbee, 01-20-2010 03:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
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    01-27-2010, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  37. 2011 packages

    Started by The Honey Householder, 11-04-2010 06:20 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 62
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    12-11-2010, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  38. 2012 almonds - is pricing out from Paramount or Traynor yet?

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 10-17-2011 05:02 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
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    11-14-2011, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  39. 2012 Dieback Already?

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-10-2012 07:40 AM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 327
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    01-06-2013, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  40. 2014 Almond Bloom

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-05-2013 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-05-2013, 07:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,066
    09-27-2013, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  41. 2014 die off

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-30-2013 06:28 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 6,461
    01-27-2014, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  42. 2014 Predictions

    Started by Oregon Honey Company, 09-18-2013 02:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-18-2013, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  43. 26k

    Started by RAK, 02-21-2013 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-28-2013, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
  45. 3 frame nucs after almonds

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-12-2013 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,555
    12-14-2013, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  46. 37th Annual ALMOND CONFERENCE

    Started by mbholl, 12-21-2009 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-21-2009, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  47. 4 Way pallet ?

    Started by johng, 01-19-2014 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 868
    01-19-2014, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  48. Question 4-way pallets and drifting?

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 04-18-2012 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-20-2012, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  49. 50% losses

    Started by beemandan, 03-15-2010 05:56 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
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    03-22-2010, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  50. 500 gal. stainless steel settling tank

    Started by Beeslave, 07-08-2009 04:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-14-2009, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  51. Question 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Started by Ben Little, 07-21-2014 05:36 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,032
    07-23-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  52. 5th Wheel and Mast

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-29-2013 05:21 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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    12-09-2013, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  53. 5th wheel for Bobcat

    Started by Father & Sons Apiary, 12-04-2013 10:51 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 467
    12-04-2013, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  54. 6 way pallet plans

    Started by Oregon Honey Company, 09-09-2013 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-26-2013, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  55. 6-way vs. 4-way pallets

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 01-13-2014 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,385
    01-19-2014, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  56. 600 hive operation extractor options

    Started by Dancing Bee Apiary, 07-21-2012 06:38 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 11,706
    11-25-2012, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  57. 685 lb Steel Drum

    Started by Walt McBride, 07-03-2009 01:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
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    12-29-2009, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  58. 7 5/8" boxes?

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 11-20-2009 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,681
    11-23-2009, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  59. 7-5/8" Medium Supers and 7-1/4" Frames

    Started by NeonBee, 05-24-2010 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-03-2010, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  60. 7-8 lbs pollen/sugar patty

    Started by MNbees, 11-30-2013 05:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    12-02-2013, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  61. 70%? Really?

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-30-2012 09:29 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,663
    02-06-2012, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  62. 8 Frame Hives for Pollination vs 10 frame

    Started by McCoslin, 02-23-2014 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,002
    02-24-2014, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  63. Question 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    Started by Mtn. Bee, 08-02-2013 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,999
    08-09-2013, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  64. 80 frame equinox extractor

    Started by swarm_trapper, 01-12-2009 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,676
    01-24-2009, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  65. 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    Started by Billy Joe Adair, 11-06-2013 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 973
    11-14-2013, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  66. 9 frames or 10 in the brood nest?

    Started by Hartz, 11-06-2010 07:14 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 5,996
    11-13-2010, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  67. 90 % losses - Vancouver Island

    Started by PerryBee, 03-09-2010 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,307
    03-10-2010, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  68. 900 hive upset

    Started by irwin harlton, 11-10-2009 04:56 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,457
    11-13-2009, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  69. Smile ? for HONEY makers.

    Started by Action, 04-01-2010 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,093
    04-03-2010, 10:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 686
    02-25-2010, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  70. A mini rant about commercial pollinators

    Started by Panhandle Scott, 09-02-2009 05:34 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    09-28-2009, 07:35 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,338
    12-24-2013, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  71. a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    Started by Ben Little, 09-29-2012 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,199
    09-30-2012, 09:56 AM Go to last post

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