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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
    72 Pages
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    • Replies: 1,426
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    Today, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    17 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 17
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 302,335
    11-13-2019, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum rules revisited

    Started by JohnK and Sheri, 08-18-2010 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-18-2010, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  1. Automation vs Animal Husbandry

    Started by d3veg, Yesterday 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 70
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Smile Barriers to entry in commercial beekeeping

    Started by d3veg, Yesterday 06:00 PM
    aggressive, mites, pesticides, smell, varroa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 94
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Breeding Queens at a Commercial Farm

    Started by d3veg, 12-06-2019 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 134
    12-06-2019, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Smile A Changing Landscape

    Started by d3veg, 11-23-2019 07:44 PM
    farm, industry, landscape, lifestyle
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,259
    12-02-2019, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  5. 2020 Pollination Prices

    Started by wglord, 12-02-2019 10:23 AM
    2020, pollination, prices
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 214
    12-02-2019, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    Started by homegrown, 09-02-2019 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,009
    11-23-2019, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  7. My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Started by scoobertdoo, 03-31-2018 07:34 AM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 11
    • Replies: 217
    • Views: 35,102
    11-21-2019, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Smile A series of interviews from commercial beekeepers

    Started by d3veg, 11-09-2019 12:48 AM
    commercial, distribution, honey, interview, production
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,177
    11-11-2019, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 313
    11-11-2019, 10:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,243
    11-07-2019, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  9. Honey House Pump

    Started by Beetastic, 08-19-2019 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,062
    10-10-2019, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  10. Moved: Modified Hive

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

    Started by PbeeX, 09-28-2019 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 823
    10-06-2019, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  12. Cook and Beals Wax melter

    Started by Crabo, 10-02-2019 09:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 695
    10-03-2019, 07:00 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 929
    09-26-2019, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  13. hobbyist question: hurricanes?

    Started by Beepah, 09-01-2019 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 406
    09-01-2019, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  14. Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    Started by amk, 07-03-2019 03:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,484
    09-01-2019, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Honey Barrel Liners

    Started by Crabo, 08-22-2019 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 543
    08-22-2019, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Selling Wholesale honey

    Started by CWHeadley, 08-19-2019 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,019
    08-21-2019, 06:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 813
    08-14-2019, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  17. CDL required for Flat bed truck in California?

    Started by homegrown, 07-20-2019 02:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 970
    07-20-2019, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  18. How much does it weigh?

    Started by Crabo, 06-28-2019 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,203
    07-09-2019, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Bobcats

    Started by Gazelle, 06-15-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,316
    06-27-2019, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  20. Cappings and Wax Melting

    Started by Plannerwgp, 06-11-2019 08:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,000
    06-26-2019, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  21. CO2 levels with Indoor Wintering Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 11-22-2016 11:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 58
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    06-20-2019, 05:25 AM Go to last post
  22. Beeswax from China

    Started by BernhardHeuvel, 08-17-2016 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 6,210
    06-16-2019, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  23. Abamectin spraying- move out or stay put

    Started by homegrown, 06-15-2019 01:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 400
    06-15-2019, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  24. Oxalic shop towels recipe

    Started by homegrown, 06-13-2019 02:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 944
    06-13-2019, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  25. honey jars

    Started by bob393, 05-27-2019 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,282
    06-10-2019, 04:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,391
    06-07-2019, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  26. Bee Vita Plus patties?

    Started by Crabo, 05-19-2019 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 650
    05-30-2019, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  27. Pro Nuc?

    Started by Storm, 12-28-2018 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,308
    05-24-2019, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  28. bulk bees

    Started by Jake264, 03-13-2019 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,368
    05-08-2019, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  29. Extracting Lines

    Started by dgl1948, 04-28-2019 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 817
    04-28-2019, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  30. hummerbee brush cutter attachment

    Started by happybees, 04-23-2019 11:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 560
    04-27-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  31. International honey prices

    Started by lappe001, 04-24-2019 08:52 AM
    europe, exportation, honey, price
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 663
    04-24-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  32. Easyloader current US price list

    Started by homegrown, 02-21-2019 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,579
    04-17-2019, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  33. Transporting frames of brood long distances

    Started by johnbeejohn, 04-17-2019 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 633
    04-17-2019, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  34. Super DFM - Honeybees

    Started by Ian, 12-12-2014 08:42 AM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 312
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    04-15-2019, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  35. electric fence

    Started by bob393, 03-27-2019 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,133
    04-07-2019, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  36. running single brood chambers for winter

    Started by Ben Little, 08-21-2014 10:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
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    04-04-2019, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  37. Cleaning Honey Equipment

    Started by BowersBees, 03-22-2019 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,016
    04-02-2019, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  38. Wholesale Bees by the Frame

    Started by BeeHiveGuy, 03-24-2019 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 829
    03-24-2019, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  39. Commercial - Swarm Prevention Methods

    Started by Mike Gillmore, 03-16-2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,151
    03-21-2019, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  40. Berseem clover for bee forage

    Started by Saskie, 03-09-2019 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 632
    03-12-2019, 01:32 AM Go to last post
  41. de crystallize a 3000 gallon poly tank

    Started by maryland honey bees, 03-04-2019 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,357
    03-11-2019, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  42. Losses

    Started by RangerLee, 02-19-2019 08:41 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 5,441
    03-06-2019, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  43. Free 2 gal feeder pails in California

    Started by jgibbsbees, 03-02-2019 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 585
    03-02-2019, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,823
    03-01-2019, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  44. hive feeding for out of state hives

    Started by Jacobee, 02-28-2019 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 513
    02-28-2019, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  45. Mounting that Ezyloader

    Started by Ian, 02-26-2010 12:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 15,993
    02-21-2019, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  46. EZYLOADER cannot find level

    Started by gillies, 08-26-2018 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,072
    02-21-2019, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  47. Exclamation Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 02-15-2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,233
    02-19-2019, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  48. Can I Make a Living from Bees???

    Started by Shore Bees, 02-05-2019 11:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,225
    02-15-2019, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  49. Pail feeding through cover ?

    Started by TNA, 01-23-2018 06:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 7,095
    02-15-2019, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  50. Cappings

    Started by dgl1948, 02-07-2019 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 491
    02-07-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  51. rate of expansion

    Started by lharder, 02-03-2019 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,092
    02-05-2019, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  52. Radial Extractor Stand

    Started by Saskie, 01-30-2019 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-05-2019, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  53. Are bee losses tax deductable?

    Started by Crabo, 02-02-2019 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,156
    02-04-2019, 06:43 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 646
    02-01-2019, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  54. VM MINI VAPORIZER REVIEW

    Started by Bradley_Bee, 01-12-2019 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,923
    01-30-2019, 10:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 4,934
    01-29-2019, 11:59 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,350
    01-29-2019, 03:35 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,295
    01-28-2019, 11:23 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,720
    01-25-2019, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  55. Bees Wanted for Almonds

    Started by BryansBees, 01-23-2019 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,320
    01-24-2019, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  56. How’s everyone’s bees look this winter?

    Started by Ian, 12-18-2018 08:05 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 6,407
    01-24-2019, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  57. Hummer-Bee vs Swinger

    Started by John Lockhart, 07-16-2008 08:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 17,798
    01-13-2019, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  58. Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    Started by Thad, 11-23-2018 04:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 6,968
    01-12-2019, 01:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 537
    01-11-2019, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  59. Best propane fogger for Tactic

    Started by Crabo, 12-16-2017 07:00 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 15,086
    01-06-2019, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  60. Arkansas honey seller faults dicamba in closing

    Started by clyderoad, 01-05-2019 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 854
    01-05-2019, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  61. Feeding/filling multiple top feeders

    Started by Reeseysbees, 12-28-2018 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,632
    01-03-2019, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  62. Escape boards. Do they work off of the hive?

    Started by sharpdog, 03-18-2018 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 3,122
    01-02-2019, 07:36 PM Go to last post

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