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  1. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hey!! this is what it is like to work at a large operation that does everything from the honey production to the distribution :D https://youtu.be/dL88GoNttgA
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I have two new hives this year, and both did not produce much honey during this first nectar flow. I live in Ohio, so the flow ends late June (now). They only produced 3/4 of a super; nothing is even capped yet. I have questions on how to proceed... - My concern is Winter stores. During the...
  3. Bee Forum
    In fact, honey bees enable the production of more than 90 commercially grown crops here in the United States.1 Around the world, more than one-third of food production relies on pollination, which is important to understand because, over the past 60 years, the number of honey bee colonies in the...
  4. Alternative Pollinators
    Bees for Development: Brazilian Survey Reveals How to Optimize Stingless Beekeeping Stingless bees are an important asset to assure plant biodiversity in many natural ecosystems, and fulfill the growing agricultural demand for pollination. However, across developing countries stingless...
  5. Everything Honey
    United States Honey Production Up 19 Percent Honey production in 2014 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 178 million pounds, up 19 percent from 2013. There were 2.74 million colonies producing honey in 2014, up 4 percent from 2013. Yield per colony averaged 65.1 pounds, up 15...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hello all! I have spent the past year with a commercial beekeeper. He took time to explain how to build an apiary to maximize honey production. I was just curious if anyone knew where to get a business plan that focuses on selling bees. I understand that to be successful you need to...
  7. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hello all! I finished working for a commercial guy this past year and this year I am on my own. I noticed there are some people (i call them beesource trolls) that always talk like there is no money in beekeeping...ever. Is there anyway some of the commercial guys here could post some of...
  8. Bee Forum
    I have a few backyard hives in an old settled neighborhood by the bay. When I first decided to keep bees, I was worried that there might not be enough pasture for bees here. So I asked one of the local bee club gurus about it. He's a sideliner with yards 30 miles north of the coast in a rural...
  9. Bee Forum
    Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses in U.S. by Miranda GreenMay 8, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Nearly one-third of bee colonies perished last winter. A new study suggests the sudden decline in the population could take a big economic toll on the agricultural economy –...
  10. Commercial Beekeeping
    Not much of a honey flow where I'm at. Even with the strongest colonies it is pretty light. Seems like the blooming times are a little out of whack too.
  11. Bee Forum
    Hey all! First, this site rocks! I have learned so much, thank you!! I had a couple of hives last year and really enjoy beekeeping! So much I wanted to grow by about 5 hives. Well I had such a hard time finding bees this year that when I found some I bought 15 nucs! I pick them up on March...
  12. Bee Forum
    Does it make a difference to the bees or their honey production if you put two medium supers on the hive, for honey production, or just one and when it is filled just take the frames out and add new ones? When the bees are producing honey in the supers would it be a good idea to rotate the...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Does it make a difference to the bees or their honey production if you put two medium supers on the hive, for honey production, or just one and when it is filled just take the frames out and add new ones? When the bees are producing honey in the supers would it be a good idea to rotate the...
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