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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: Pollination prices

    Started by Bens-Bees, 12-03-2009 09:45 PM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 345
    • Views: 308,578
    01-03-2020, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 1,432
    • Views: 723,323
    12-13-2019, 09:43 AM 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
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 976
    02-23-2020, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  1. Pollination Rates

    Started by Bkelley1, 02-20-2020 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 153
    02-20-2020, 09:02 PM Go to last post
  2. nuc sales agreement

    Started by bob393, 02-15-2020 08:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 3,149
    02-20-2020, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Smile Blue Diamond Almond Bloom Reports.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 02-14-2020 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 295
    02-14-2020, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Extracting Lines

    Started by dgl1948, 04-28-2019 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,819
    02-14-2020, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Running two queen colonies

    Started by matt1954, 01-03-2015 09:43 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
    • Replies: 175
    • Views: 183,624
    02-13-2020, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Radial Extractor Stand

    Started by Saskie, 01-30-2019 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,281
    02-12-2020, 03:18 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 502
    02-06-2020, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  7. Foam filled tires

    Started by Crabo, 12-26-2019 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,429
    01-27-2020, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  8. Almond Prices

    Started by BecunaBees, 01-20-2020 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,916
    01-25-2020, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  9. Sugar- cost of goods sold?

    Started by BowersBees, 01-22-2020 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 505
    01-23-2020, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Stolen hives in N cal

    Started by loggermike, 01-17-2020 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 819
    01-22-2020, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  11. rate of expansion

    Started by lharder, 02-03-2019 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,163
    01-17-2020, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Dumb Question

    Started by BecunaBees, 01-12-2020 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 570
    01-13-2020, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  13. Building 6 way pallets for pulling honey

    Started by homegrown, 01-02-2020 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 370
    01-02-2020, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  14. Staging opportunity in exchange for Nucs

    Started by Buck wheat, 12-11-2019 04:54 PM
    staging pollination
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 716
    12-29-2019, 02:06 AM Go to last post
  15. locations with Eucalyptus and Manzanita

    Started by MPBees, 12-12-2019 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 600
    12-19-2019, 06:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 940
    12-12-2019, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  16. Automation vs Animal Husbandry

    Started by d3veg, 12-08-2019 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 371
    12-08-2019, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  17. Smile Barriers to entry in commercial beekeeping

    Started by d3veg, 12-08-2019 06:00 PM
    aggressive, mites, pesticides, smell, varroa
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 582
    12-08-2019, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  18. Breeding Queens at a Commercial Farm

    Started by d3veg, 12-06-2019 07:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 535
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  19. Smile A Changing Landscape

    Started by d3veg, 11-23-2019 07:44 PM
    farm, industry, landscape, lifestyle
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,884
    12-02-2019, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  20. 2020 Pollination Prices

    Started by wglord, 12-02-2019 10:23 AM
    2020, pollination, prices
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 633
    12-02-2019, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  21. Mixing syrup in IBC tote

    Started by homegrown, 09-02-2019 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,525
    11-23-2019, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  22. My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Started by scoobertdoo, 03-31-2018 07:34 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 217
    • Views: 37,934
    11-21-2019, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 1,550
    11-11-2019, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 549
    11-11-2019, 10:57 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,542
    11-07-2019, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  24. Honey House Pump

    Started by Beetastic, 08-19-2019 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,349
    10-10-2019, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  25. Moved: Modified Hive

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

    Started by PbeeX, 09-28-2019 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,074
    10-06-2019, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  27. Cook and Beals Wax melter

    Started by Crabo, 10-02-2019 09:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 955
    10-03-2019, 07:00 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,142
    09-26-2019, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  28. hobbyist question: hurricanes?

    Started by Beepah, 09-01-2019 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 519
    09-01-2019, 09:44 AM Go to last post
  29. Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    Started by amk, 07-03-2019 03:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,888
    09-01-2019, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  30. Honey Barrel Liners

    Started by Crabo, 08-22-2019 07:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 726
    08-22-2019, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  31. Selling Wholesale honey

    Started by CWHeadley, 08-19-2019 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,278
    08-21-2019, 06:59 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,026
    08-14-2019, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  32. CDL required for Flat bed truck in California?

    Started by homegrown, 07-20-2019 02:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,226
    07-20-2019, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  33. How much does it weigh?

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

    Started by Gazelle, 06-15-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,580
    06-27-2019, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  35. Cappings and Wax Melting

    Started by Plannerwgp, 06-11-2019 08:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,173
    06-26-2019, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  36. 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
  37. Beeswax from China

    Started by BernhardHeuvel, 08-17-2016 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 6,742
    06-16-2019, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  38. Abamectin spraying- move out or stay put

    Started by homegrown, 06-15-2019 01:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 563
    06-15-2019, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  39. Oxalic shop towels recipe

    Started by homegrown, 06-13-2019 02:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,162
    06-13-2019, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  40. honey jars

    Started by bob393, 05-27-2019 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,522
    06-10-2019, 04:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,679
    06-07-2019, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  41. Bee Vita Plus patties?

    Started by Crabo, 05-19-2019 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 821
    05-30-2019, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  42. Pro Nuc?

    Started by Storm, 12-28-2018 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,741
    05-24-2019, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  43. bulk bees

    Started by Jake264, 03-13-2019 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,542
    05-08-2019, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  44. hummerbee brush cutter attachment

    Started by happybees, 04-23-2019 11:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 712
    04-27-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  45. International honey prices

    Started by lappe001, 04-24-2019 08:52 AM
    europe, exportation, honey, price
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 812
    04-24-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  46. Easyloader current US price list

    Started by homegrown, 02-21-2019 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,796
    04-17-2019, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  47. Transporting frames of brood long distances

    Started by johnbeejohn, 04-17-2019 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 785
    04-17-2019, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
  49. electric fence

    Started by bob393, 03-27-2019 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,338
    04-07-2019, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  50. running single brood chambers for winter

    Started by Ben Little, 08-21-2014 10:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 8,406
    04-04-2019, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  51. Cleaning Honey Equipment

    Started by BowersBees, 03-22-2019 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,195
    04-02-2019, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  52. Wholesale Bees by the Frame

    Started by BeeHiveGuy, 03-24-2019 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 980
    03-24-2019, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  53. Commercial - Swarm Prevention Methods

    Started by Mike Gillmore, 03-16-2019 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,379
    03-21-2019, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  54. Berseem clover for bee forage

    Started by Saskie, 03-09-2019 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 753
    03-12-2019, 01:32 AM Go to last post
  55. de crystallize a 3000 gallon poly tank

    Started by maryland honey bees, 03-04-2019 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,535
    03-11-2019, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  56. Losses

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

    Started by jgibbsbees, 03-02-2019 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 717
    03-02-2019, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 4,304
    03-01-2019, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  58. hive feeding for out of state hives

    Started by Jacobee, 02-28-2019 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 633
    02-28-2019, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  59. Mounting that Ezyloader

    Started by Ian, 02-26-2010 12:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 16,413
    02-21-2019, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  60. EZYLOADER cannot find level

    Started by gillies, 08-26-2018 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,296
    02-21-2019, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  61. Exclamation Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 02-15-2019 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,360
    02-19-2019, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  62. Can I Make a Living from Bees???

    Started by Shore Bees, 02-05-2019 11:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,956
    02-15-2019, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  63. Pail feeding through cover ?

    Started by TNA, 01-23-2018 06:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 7,448
    02-15-2019, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  64. Cappings

    Started by dgl1948, 02-07-2019 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 606
    02-07-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  65. Are bee losses tax deductable?

    Started by Crabo, 02-02-2019 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,385
    02-04-2019, 06:43 AM Go to last post

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