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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 09:33 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 12:32 PM
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  1. Running two queen colonies

    Started by matt1954, 01-03-2015 09:43 AM
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  2. Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    Started by StevenG, 03-07-2013 10:29 AM
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  3. I would like to be a commercial beek

    Started by GuyDurden, 07-08-2013 07:54 PM
    37 Pages
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  4. Can you make a living with Bees

    Started by Brooklyn, 12-30-2009 06:14 PM
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  5. 2012 Dieback Already?

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-10-2012 08:40 AM
    17 Pages
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  6. Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    Started by kallen1320, 09-08-2011 09:50 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
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  7. Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Started by Ian, 01-11-2017 08:56 AM
    28 Pages
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  8. Super DFM - Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 12-12-2014 08:42 AM
    16 Pages
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  9. Protein Patty recipe

    Started by Ian, 11-01-2015 10:47 PM
    14 Pages
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  10. Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Started by BEES4U, 08-13-2009 11:24 PM
    11 Pages
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    bee nutrition, feeding bees, pollen patties, pollen supplements
    • Replies: 211
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  11. Big Grin How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    Started by Mrmizilplix, 08-16-2010 07:33 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 147
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  12. sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-28-2015 09:25 PM
    17 Pages
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  13. Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Started by Chip Euliss, 07-01-2015 09:06 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 229
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  14. 6F nucs for honey production

    Started by Cristian, 07-19-2016 03:33 PM
    4 Pages
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  15. The current price of sugar.

    Started by BEES4U, 06-15-2009 08:18 PM
    8 Pages
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  16. Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Started by BoTBees, 02-29-2012 07:11 PM
    8 Pages
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  17. Southbound 2012

    Started by sqkcrk, 11-21-2012 02:37 PM
    10 Pages
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  18. People actually make a living with honey production??

    Started by jwhiteker, 11-05-2014 01:05 PM
    12 Pages
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  19. International 4300 vs Freightliner M2

    Started by HVH, 12-06-2010 06:15 PM
    2 Pages
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  20. Poll Poll: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Started by Ian, 10-05-2014 08:42 PM
    21 Pages
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  21. Honey House

    Started by Ben Little, 07-16-2013 10:59 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 170
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  22. Poster Child

    Started by Ian, 01-23-2016 08:44 AM
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  23. Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 04-06-2013 01:51 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 216
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  24. VM Vaporizer

    Started by Ian, 10-16-2016 08:49 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 220
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  25. 1000 hives, how many acres?

    Started by CamWhite, 02-22-2010 12:29 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 91
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  26. Truck Mounted Cranes

    Started by LSBees, 10-18-2010 04:36 PM
    3 Pages
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  27. Youngster trying to make a go

    Started by Beekkirk, 11-11-2015 06:00 AM
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  28. Per Hive Income

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-18-2009 10:20 AM
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  29. Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Started by DC Honeybees, 01-27-2013 08:36 PM
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  30. worst winter ever?

    Started by camero7, 03-02-2013 03:13 PM
    6 Pages
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  31. Do honeybees pollinate grape vines?

    Started by mswaf100, 11-16-2009 07:28 PM
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  32. Honey Glut

    Started by Chip Euliss, 07-07-2016 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 16
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  33. Indoor wintering

    Started by Ian, 12-11-2013 02:20 PM
    9 Pages
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  34. My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Started by scoobertdoo, 03-31-2018 07:34 AM
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  35. Feeding Sub Response

    Started by JSL, 12-18-2014 09:35 AM
    8 Pages
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  36. Nosema spore counts this fall

    Started by Ian, 10-03-2014 08:08 AM
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  37. Flatbed Build Ideas

    Started by Sadler91, 11-12-2014 09:00 PM
    6 Pages
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  38. uncapping for 100 hives

    Started by AstroBee, 06-28-2014 08:54 AM
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    • Replies: 84
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  39. bees shortage in almonds

    Started by suttonbeeman, 12-06-2009 09:48 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
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  40. Pumps for Sugar Syrup

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-16-2009 06:23 PM
    5 Pages
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  41. Thumbs Up Show & Tell Time

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 06-17-2016 09:21 PM
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    • Replies: 65
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  42. Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Started by JWChesnut, 02-02-2015 09:22 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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  43. Chalk Brood, how to treat?

    Started by LSPender, 03-07-2009 07:55 PM
    2 Pages
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  44. $1.75 Honey

    Started by sqkcrk, 09-15-2008 05:55 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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  45. Pollen Sub Formulations - Input?

    Started by JSL, 11-17-2012 09:25 AM
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  46. beekeeper pay scale?

    Started by csalt09, 05-05-2014 10:23 PM
    7 Pages
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  47. Ezy-Loader management

    Started by wglord, 01-12-2011 02:27 PM
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  48. Purina Hearty Bee Thoughts

    Started by Armstrong and Family, 12-12-2017 09:00 AM
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  49. survivor stock commercial option?

    Started by kiwiBee, 05-02-2010 06:58 AM
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  50. Time to get nervous # 2

    Started by Honey-4-All, 12-30-2013 10:44 AM
    6 Pages
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  51. Pollen sub & what's really in it

    Started by Keith Jarrett, 09-19-2008 09:59 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 95
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  52. Other Beekeepers putting Bees near your yards

    Started by Bradley_Bee, 06-28-2012 12:20 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    05-09-2014, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  53. Truck Scales - under 26K GVWR

    Started by HVH, 01-23-2011 05:39 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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    03-06-2013, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  54. 2017 almond season

    Started by Ian, 02-11-2017 09:05 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 97
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    03-13-2017, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  55. Pattie supplements

    Started by Ian, 01-06-2015 02:41 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 139
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  56. Sad The do nots in beekeeping

    Started by The Honey Householder, 02-27-2010 06:32 AM
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  57. Hive body assembly??

    Started by Billy Joe Adair, 11-23-2012 09:05 AM
    3 Pages
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  58. Lots of bees in Cali????

    Started by simplyhoney, 01-13-2009 08:23 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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    01-31-2009, 09:16 PM Go to last post
  59. Syrup Pump and IBC Tote

    Started by MTN-Bees, 09-16-2016 03:39 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    01-19-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  60. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Registration

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-16-2012 06:52 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    12-19-2012, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  61. The Last Beekeeper

    Started by chevydmax04, 09-12-2009 07:58 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
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    04-25-2011, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  62. Honeybee Healthy

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-09-2009 10:34 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 83
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    04-12-2011, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  63. Bees ripped off?

    Started by Steelton Bee Man, 03-12-2009 02:31 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 83
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    04-04-2009, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  64. Thumbs down Prices of Queen

    Started by The Honey Householder, 05-01-2009 09:47 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    05-17-2009, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  65. Wintergreen Grease Patty

    Started by Matt Beekman, 10-07-2008 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    01-21-2011, 12:57 AM Go to last post
  66. Is their a new way to treat mites?

    Started by Cabeekeeper, 04-04-2013 09:49 PM
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    • Replies: 91
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    09-04-2013, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  67. Commercial and Sideline only- Why do you stay in the bees?

    Started by Kingfisher Apiaries, 01-06-2011 10:54 PM
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    02-08-2011, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  68. The Last Beekeeper

    Started by Barry, 12-08-2009 12:26 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    02-03-2010, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  69. Question almond pollination

    Started by bee_wrangler, 09-28-2008 08:22 AM
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    • Replies: 68
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    11-01-2008, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  70. Bee Truck

    Started by 67630, 09-25-2009 08:58 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
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    10-28-2009, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  71. Farm plates

    Started by jeff123fish, 02-16-2010 08:02 PM
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  72. Starving singles in 2009 Almonds

    Started by Honey-4-All, 02-12-2009 01:04 AM
    4 Pages
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    almonds, cold weather, rain, starvation
    • Replies: 75
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    03-30-2009, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  73. Salt water swimming pools

    Started by loggermike, 07-01-2011 07:43 PM
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    • Replies: 61
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    03-14-2012, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  74. Sideliner Profitability Study

    Started by Specialkayme, 12-11-2014 04:28 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 95
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