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Forum: Commercial Beekeeping

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 08:33 AM
    72 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,433
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    02-29-2020, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 08:45 PM
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 18
    • Replies: 345
    • Views: 317,313
    01-03-2020, 05:11 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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  1. What extractor is this?

    Started by msl, Today 02:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 55
    Today, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  2. Selling Queens

    Started by Little Ditch Bee, 07-05-2020 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 298
    07-08-2020, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  3. Packaging creamed honey

    Started by Crabo, 07-02-2020 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 328
    07-03-2020, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Off-season Passive income opportunity

    Started by Buck wheat, 07-03-2020 01:32 PM
    bees, honey, money
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 387
    07-03-2020, 07:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 558
    07-03-2020, 08:04 AM Go to last post
  5. ...so whats being done about hive theft?

    Started by hex0rz, 02-15-2016 03:28 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 17,122
    07-01-2020, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Spin Float Info

    Started by 3BHF, 06-30-2020 06:33 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 189
    06-30-2020, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Rainbow Bee Eaters.

    Started by wet bee, 06-20-2020 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 355
    06-20-2020, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs Up Stolen hives "sting" operation

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 06-17-2020 09:57 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 803
    06-18-2020, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Pro Nuc?

    Started by Storm, 12-28-2018 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 5,575
    05-27-2020, 06:51 AM Go to last post
  10. My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Started by scoobertdoo, 03-31-2018 06:34 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 229
    • Views: 44,143
    05-15-2020, 07:17 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,743
    05-09-2020, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Is A&O open?

    Started by beesohappy, 04-08-2020 10:55 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 821
    05-04-2020, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Bit of a giggle

    Started by Oldtimer, 04-17-2020 05:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,338
    05-01-2020, 08:24 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 662
    04-28-2020, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Super Bee 1-K Hydraulic Knock

    Started by beepimp, 04-04-2020 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 395
    04-04-2020, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  14. Forest Service Apiaries

    Started by psnolte, 03-30-2020 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 786
    04-03-2020, 03:06 PM Go to last post
  15. Sugar Syrup Dispensing - Hose Type and Length

    Started by Shibukraj, 03-08-2020 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,113
    03-25-2020, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  16. Diesel fuel on steel ply

    Started by Crabo, 03-19-2020 11:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 800
    03-22-2020, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  17. Honey yard spacing

    Started by calkal, 03-17-2020 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 865
    03-19-2020, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  18. Sugar Syrup Feeder -- Help -- Pump Dry Run

    Started by Shibukraj, 03-08-2020 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 841
    03-15-2020, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  19. Radial Extractor Stand

    Started by Saskie, 01-30-2019 05:21 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,283
    03-06-2020, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile Blue Diamond Almond Bloom Reports.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 02-14-2020 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 799
    03-02-2020, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  21. Running two queen colonies

    Started by matt1954, 01-03-2015 08:43 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 176
    • Views: 188,829
    03-02-2020, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  22. Boom for a Loader

    Started by MTN-Bees, 02-11-2018 04:22 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 15,159
    02-28-2020, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  23. Pollination Rates

    Started by Bkelley1, 02-20-2020 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 619
    02-20-2020, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  24. nuc sales agreement

    Started by bob393, 02-15-2020 07:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 4,668
    02-20-2020, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  25. Extracting Lines

    Started by dgl1948, 04-28-2019 08:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 757
    02-06-2020, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  26. Foam filled tires

    Started by Crabo, 12-26-2019 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,121
    01-27-2020, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  27. Almond Prices

    Started by BecunaBees, 01-20-2020 10:27 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,724
    01-25-2020, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  28. Sugar- cost of goods sold?

    Started by BowersBees, 01-22-2020 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 871
    01-23-2020, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  29. Stolen hives in N cal

    Started by loggermike, 01-17-2020 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,256
    01-22-2020, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  30. rate of expansion

    Started by lharder, 02-03-2019 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,847
    01-17-2020, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  31. Dumb Question

    Started by BecunaBees, 01-12-2020 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 894
    01-13-2020, 06:31 AM Go to last post
  32. Building 6 way pallets for pulling honey

    Started by homegrown, 01-02-2020 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 604
    01-02-2020, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  33. Staging opportunity in exchange for Nucs

    Started by Buck wheat, 12-11-2019 03:54 PM
    staging pollination
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 940
    12-29-2019, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  34. locations with Eucalyptus and Manzanita

    Started by MPBees, 12-12-2019 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-19-2019, 05:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,320
    12-11-2019, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  35. Automation vs Animal Husbandry

    Started by d3veg, 12-08-2019 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 559
    12-08-2019, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  36. Smile Barriers to entry in commercial beekeeping

    Started by d3veg, 12-08-2019 05:00 PM
    aggressive, mites, pesticides, smell, varroa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 934
    12-08-2019, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  37. Breeding Queens at a Commercial Farm

    Started by d3veg, 12-06-2019 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 781
    12-06-2019, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  38. Smile A Changing Landscape

    Started by d3veg, 11-23-2019 06:44 PM
    farm, industry, landscape, lifestyle
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,458
    12-02-2019, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  39. 2020 Pollination Prices

    Started by wglord, 12-02-2019 09:23 AM
    2020, pollination, prices
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 975
    12-02-2019, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  40. Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    Started by homegrown, 09-02-2019 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,240
    11-23-2019, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  41. Smile A series of interviews from commercial beekeepers

    Started by d3veg, 11-08-2019 11:48 PM
    commercial, distribution, honey, interview, production
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,032
    11-11-2019, 10:20 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 766
    11-11-2019, 09:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,937
    11-07-2019, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  42. Bobcats

    Started by Gazelle, 06-15-2019 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,008
    10-14-2019, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  43. Honey House Pump

    Started by Beetastic, 08-19-2019 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,751
    10-10-2019, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  44. Moved: Modified Hive

    Started by reagan, 10-07-2019 09:42 AM
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  45. Almond Pollination Startup

    Started by PbeeX, 09-28-2019 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,398
    10-06-2019, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  46. Cook and Beals Wax melter

    Started by Crabo, 10-02-2019 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,342
    10-03-2019, 06:00 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,538
    09-26-2019, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  47. hobbyist question: hurricanes?

    Started by Beepah, 09-01-2019 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 768
    09-01-2019, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  48. Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    Started by amk, 07-03-2019 02:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,644
    09-01-2019, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  49. Honey Barrel Liners

    Started by Crabo, 08-22-2019 06:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 994
    08-22-2019, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  50. Selling Wholesale honey

    Started by CWHeadley, 08-19-2019 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-21-2019, 05:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,362
    08-14-2019, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  51. CDL required for Flat bed truck in California?

    Started by homegrown, 07-20-2019 01:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,768
    07-20-2019, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  52. How much does it weigh?

    Started by Crabo, 06-28-2019 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,857
    07-09-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  53. Cappings and Wax Melting

    Started by Plannerwgp, 06-11-2019 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,427
    06-26-2019, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  54. CO2 levels with Indoor Wintering Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 11-22-2016 10:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 22,670
    06-20-2019, 04:25 AM Go to last post
  55. Beeswax from China

    Started by BernhardHeuvel, 08-17-2016 03:01 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 7,538
    06-16-2019, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  56. Abamectin spraying- move out or stay put

    Started by homegrown, 06-15-2019 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 812
    06-15-2019, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  57. Oxalic shop towels recipe

    Started by homegrown, 06-13-2019 01:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,517
    06-13-2019, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  58. honey jars

    Started by bob393, 05-27-2019 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,878
    06-10-2019, 03:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,159
    06-07-2019, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  59. Bee Vita Plus patties?

    Started by Crabo, 05-19-2019 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,127
    05-30-2019, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  60. bulk bees

    Started by Jake264, 03-13-2019 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,835
    05-07-2019, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  61. hummerbee brush cutter attachment

    Started by happybees, 04-23-2019 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 963
    04-27-2019, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  62. International honey prices

    Started by lappe001, 04-24-2019 07:52 AM
    europe, exportation, honey, price
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,093
    04-24-2019, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  63. Easyloader current US price list

    Started by homegrown, 02-20-2019 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,187
    04-17-2019, 10:43 PM Go to last post

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