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  1. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Ohio is to far east unless you are coming out of the South and that is still 800-1300 miles. I extracted for 2 other comm. operation last year, and still finished up before Oct. Most days my...
  2. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Hey Ian,

    2014 crop is a lot of easier money then 2013.

    2014 came in at an avg. of 131 lb.:thumbsup:
    2013 crop was 57 lb avg. ( the worst crop I've seen in 27 years.):eek:
    2010 crop was 196 lb...
  3. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Wow!!! someone say shortage in BEES. Just talked to my suppler and he said NO SHORTAGES.

    FACT PLEASE! Were is all this non cent coming from.
  4. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    What are you writing a BOOK???? Might look back at post 27.

    1000 hives and it's still an out of control hobby.

    Really no money to be made with honey. Move along.:digging::digging:
  5. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Sorry I'm just a honey producer that has learn to market my own product, even it is to small beekeepers for an above avg. $$$. on the wholesale market.( something that didn't happen over night). It...
  6. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    2014 crop sold for $5,500 a ton.
    2009 crop sold for $3,300 a ton.
  7. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    WOW someone putted up a 2009 expense to income that I posted. The #'s for 2014 aren't all in, but I would say it's better to be a honey producer in 2014 then 2009.

    In 5 years things have changed a...
  8. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    That price is with the 10 frames and box. The last deeps I bought cost me $22 each, but that price is with frames too. What good is boxes without frames.:scratch:
  9. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    The last 1000 super order I bought cost me $17,550 delivered. Still had to put them together, but that is what you have kids for. There is a big pricing different between comm. and hobbyists...
  10. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I don't run the operation like my Dad did.:scratch: I'm a honey producer first.:pk:
  11. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    How much is to much? $$$$

    I wholesale in the barrel for $2.75/ package bees at $75 if you can get them. 90% of 2014 crop sold already. My wife retails the other 10% at $8-12 a lb.
    2004 honey...
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    Re: Beehive box joint cutter

    How hard is it to reset cutter for something like gift boxes? 1/2"-3/8" stock. Have to have mult. uses for that kind of money.
  13. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    My operation has been paid off for years. Old boxes still make you money 30+ years later. My time is what I call my profit. Treatment????(all profit) I'm a chemical free honey producer. Feed (I get...
  14. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Seven year avg. 127. This year 131 lb avg. and yes I take everything. At these prices why would you let the bees eat it (feed is cheap). I am a HONEY PRODUCER!!!!!!! This is my REAL JOB.
    $2.75 in...
  15. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Avg. cost to run a hive on a 1000 hive operation is right around $110 a hive, and on avg honey production is 100+ lb. If you wholesale it off at $2.75 that $170-200 avg profit per hive. :scratch:...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    I have 11 of the retail 16-1 lb cases (each bar is wrapped) for $100 a cases shipped anywhere in the USA.

    I still have a few of the 25 lb cases that I will wholesale off at $155 a cases shipped.
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    Re: Package bee hauling business

    Paper,
    18 years as a dealer/transporter and yes I still get bumped. My supplier takes very good care of me each year.
    More want to be dealers then supplier, and why is that. Suppliers charge $70 a...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    3 cases left:popcorn:
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    Beeswax for sale

    I have four 25 lb case of beeswax for sale. The beeswax is a nice clean yellow color. Price is $155 each shipped anywhere in the USA.
    If interested please PM me with your email address and how many...
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    Re: ComplianceEducators.com

    Just looked you up Mark and found more then just your phone # and the rest of the information you are talking about. Found out you have a dogs and two cats too. Did you get the text I sent, nice...
  21. Re: How much wax is in a barrel of cappings?

    For just a few barrels. I would just use your bottling tank. Just change your dripless value with a ball value.
    Dad melted 100+ barrels of capping last year and they varied from 98-157 per barrel...
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    4 years ago I set up a 50x100 and the honey room is 22x50 which give enough room to pull 500+ supers(climate control room). 9x12 wax room, 12x16 tank/ bottling room, 8x12 break room. The warehouse is...
  23. Re: Granulated white sugar sources/prices

    Sorry forgot where I was posting. LOL
    900 hives + I sell sugar to other comm. guys too.
  24. Re: Granulated white sugar sources/prices

    $9,720 for my last load of 43,200 lbs. and that was delivered price.
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    Re: Fall Bee Packages

    All the brood boxes come into the shop after Thanksgiving. By then the brood is hatched out and we clean and sort all the frames. Then the frames get sprayed with syrup. All the brood box get reset...
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