Page 6 of 13 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 120 of 244
  1. #101
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Fresno Ca USA
    Posts
    145

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    According to U.C. Davis Dept. of Agriculture Resource Economics, they recommend in the first year of crop set (4th year) two hives per acre.
    For Cherries
    Last edited by Shouse; 01-30-2011 at 07:46 PM.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Fresno Ca USA
    Posts
    145

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    http://coststudies.ucdavis.edu
    Last edited by Shouse; 01-30-2011 at 07:50 PM. Reason: web site added

  3. #103
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    co. springs colorado
    Posts
    36

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    the almond prices are for hives two high??? or just one hive high?? i am confused,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks mitch

  4. #104
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Garland, Bladen County, NC, USA
    Posts
    2,991

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    I suspect it's based on frame count. If you can make the frame count on 1 deep - well great... if it takes 2 deeps.. so be it. Frame count has to do with how many bees are covering the frame. One of the Almond guys will have to explain more... they just are not that strict in the blue berries... but they are getting there. Inspectors came in to do frame counts this year.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eden, NC
    Posts
    285

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    hpm08161947,
    Did you have frames requirements on the blueberries, what were they, and why were the inspectors doing frame counts this year, if you have no requirements.

  6. #106
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
    Posts
    532

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    A frame count here is how many frames have a good covering of bees on the bottom bar when you tilt the box up and look underneath.
    Is it the same in your part of the world?

    frazz

  7. #107
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Garland, Bladen County, NC, USA
    Posts
    2,991

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    @WG...
    Some BB owners called in the State Bee Inspector (Don H) to do what Don referred to as frame counts. They then reported back to the BB owners which keepers had weak, medium, strong hives in their fields.... we had strong hives so we heard no more of it. I suspect it was nothing like a CA frame count. Ir would not surprise me if formal hive counts were not on the horizon... but they need to pay more!

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Dorothy, New Jersey USA
    Posts
    63

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    So what are blueberry pollinations going for and what is expected for cranberries?

    Tim

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    I just rented some hives for blueberries for $60/hive. No contracts on cranberries yet.

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    27,064

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    $55.00/col on apples.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  11. #111
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Paulding Ohio
    Posts
    75

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    $55.00/col on apples.
    I am getting $75 per on apples with an order for 25 hives. They called me last year and offered $70 without asking what I wanted. I told them I needed $75 this year because of gas increase. I have a 2 hr drive each way.

  12. #112
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pigeon Falls, WI
    Posts
    2,527

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    What's the going rate this year on cranberry pollination?
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

  13. #113
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Clear Lake, WI / Sebring, FL
    Posts
    627

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    The guy I deal with is going to charge $70.00 a hive.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

  14. #114
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    No chance I would pollinate cran for that money. I'm getting $145.00

  15. #115
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    27,064

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    $145.00/colony to pollinate cranberries? How many are you putting in cranberries at that price. If that isn't getting into your business too much.

    How many growers pay that kind of price?
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  16. #116
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Killingworth, CT
    Posts
    43

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    I think it is recommended to have 3 hives per acre for cranberries. I'm looking into it for a bog near me.

  17. #117
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    When your hives come off the cranberries, you'll probably wish you'd charged more. My experience is they are hard on the bees. Lots of pesticides in the bogs and not much forage. I've got contracts for 20 hives this year. My grower decides how many hives based on the size of the bog. He is kind of skimpy. I think if he had more bees on them he'd do better, but the bees would do worse.

    Actually some growers/beekeepers are contracted at $165.

  18. #118
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Garland, Bladen County, NC, USA
    Posts
    2,991

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    No chance I would pollinate cran for that money. I'm getting $145.00
    Is that a typical price in MA cranberry bogs? Sounds like Almonds.... Is there a "Frame Count" or "Brood Area" measurement to determine grade?

    If prices are anywhere close to this... it might make taking a load North very interesting.
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - The Quran

  19. #119
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    Yes typical contracts. They have to compete with blueberries. But hard to get contracts. Mendes and Card have most sewed up. Mine are all small bogs that the big boys don't want to mess with.

    Meant to add,there is a 8 frame of bees requirement.
    Last edited by camero7; 03-31-2012 at 03:34 PM. Reason: added info

  20. #120
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Clear Lake, WI / Sebring, FL
    Posts
    627

    Default Re: Pollination prices

    I know that Mendes and Gentry are getting about $75.00 a hive after blueberries. Ive never heard of anybody getting $145.00 a hive for Cranberries .
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

Page 6 of 13 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

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