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I'm getting a contact offered to pollinate sunflowers what are the dos and nots while having bees on this crop and how much should I charge per hive?
 

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I have heard of beekeepers being offered between $60-$100 down here.
 

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They only offered 35.00 down here last year. I wouldn't move them for that price and it's only ten miles.
 

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of all the crops a beekeeper should be concerned about, Sunflowers probably tops the list...
up here, the confectionery type, the type that they want pollination on, requires two applications of insecticide AS PER CONTRACT !

I have not pulled sunflower honey for years, except for one yard. A grower stubbornly using one of the old varieties.
 

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Honey is chrome yellow and strong. I used to move bees to get them away so it didn't darken my white alfalfa honey.
 

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Not sure who edited my statement above in #3. Its not what I wrote. Actually it was not edited..Not at all. It was gutted to the point of being worthless.

Whoever did has no clue that the warning that I posted ought to be highly considered and heeded. Good luck Father and Son. Hope you saw it.

Between the spray and the fact the warning I posted on here was deleted your going to come out on the short end of this.
 

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Not sure who edited my statement above in #3. Its not what I wrote. Actually it was not edited..Not at all. It was gutted to the point of being worthless.

Whoever did has no clue that the warning that I posted ought to be highly considered and heeded. Good luck Father and Son. Hope you saw it.

Between the spray and the fact the warning I posted on here was deleted your going to come out on the short end of this.
I think you're looking at the old thread from last year.
from this year: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?312980-Sunflower-Pollination-2015****
 

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You are correct. My apologies. Not sure why I got a notification on a thread that was dead a year ago... Basically same thread. H4
 
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