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Offline pdmattox

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pollination fees
« on: December 28, 2006, 09:21:42 PM »
I was wondering what the going rate is in your area and what you pollinate.

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 10:44:27 PM »
Depends on the crop, hives per acre requirement, etc.  Ballpark figure is $50.00 to $80.00 per hive.
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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 10:55:55 AM »
I don't know what is charged but the price has been going up

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 05:23:04 PM »
here in Ga. the average prices the last few years were going from $40-$55 a hive, its not like other states like California that get from $140-$180 a hive, Im sure other states have their own prices also that are different.....
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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 11:03:50 AM »
Since I live in Southern Oregon, I inquired about almond pollenation...I am told the going prince is $140-150 per hive...But the hive has to have 7 frames covered with bees.

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 10:15:59 AM »
I wonder what it would be up here in indiana? How would i find out?   :)                :mrgreen:
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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 10:28:51 AM »
I found this info posted in the bee culture magazine jan 2007.  Region 7 -$47.83 average pollination fee colected.

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 09:46:30 PM »
Whatever the "going rate" is I won't haul them around for less than $50 a hive because it's too much work and too much gas for too little return otherwise.  If they can find someone cheaper, then that's less work I have to do.  :)

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2007, 10:58:51 PM »
  $45.00 tree crop----$55.00 Vine Crop.  Charlie

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2007, 12:59:07 PM »
I like mine where they're at. I get a good early flow and then when it gets hot I can coast along, start my fall program, make queens , garden, etc.-etc. and on and on, oh well, ya'll get the pic.
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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 12:29:49 AM »
I think I'm going to have to (eventually, when my hive count is respectable) network with some my neighboring state's organic almond farmers.  8-)  Be great way to jump start the season and get paid for doing so.

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2007, 11:22:22 PM »
i change 30-40 a hives  over 100 acres

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Re: pollination fees
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2007, 12:11:56 AM »
  $45.00 tree crop----$55.00 Vine Crop.  Charlie


I like those prices with a minimum of 10 hives at lest..
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