How well do you get along with yourself?
Well then, here is another thought for those considering full time commercial beekeeping:
Do you enjoy your own company?
I went from people surrounding me all day in my previous job, to almost total isolation as a beekeeper.
For me; I have always been about an 85% loner anyway, so I do O.K.
But for the last 3 years, I have had the daily association with the 3 stooges: me, myself & I.
You finish each day by loading the truck for the next day.
You get up in the A.M. and head out to the bees BY YOURSELF and go to work.
Thank heavens for radio! I listen to the radio all day long to keep company as I work.
I'm not trying to be a downer. I love what I do.
But I just want to bring up what I see that could be a surprise for those that want to go full time.
Beekeeping is a job. It is a job that I love.
And it is a hard job.
It is not a "Get Rich Sceme", or utopia. Its a job.
And as Tom Laury stated, "You got to love it".
Otherwise forget the whole idea.