I keep my bees mostly for a hobby but I'm thinking about making it a business for tax reasons. I plan on growing my bees from 5 to 20 hives to pollinate my sisters orchard and to produce some honey. If I continue to enjoy it as much as I do now then I plan on growing to 100 hives. I keep my bees on two sides of Washington State. This is because I have a job on one side of the state and family on the other so I would be making this drive regardless. I would like the benefit of writing off my GAS!! Writing off the other equipment and other costs to my beekeeping business would be great as well since I plan on buying lots of equipment in the next couple years. Hey and who knows with beekeeping being so profitable I may end up getting rich with my bee business.
So what are your opinions on how to go about making beekeeping into a business? What kind of business have you guys started . . . sole proprietor, LLC, etc? I should probably talk to an accountant but you guys are free!!