It was talked about in another thread.
Cost - Extracting all the honey from two hives 120 lbs (maybe). At 1.30 a pound you are getting $156 bucks.
Package bee with queen and shipping $90 bucks.
HFCS - Buck a gallon or so - Need about 10 gallons to build up the hive.
So your costs would be around 100 bucks probably a little more. But then you have to look at time lost building up the colony from a package.
So it could work. But then you are dependant on someone else supplying your packages and the heath of the bees are not in your control.
Just some things to think about.
Not the way I would do business, but for some it may work.
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