Hello! Are there certain areas in California that are more suited for Beekeeping? I'm new to this, but really intrigued. I'm an accountant, but when I retire I'd like to do something productive. From what I can gather, this way of life takes a LOT of time and hard work to make a decent return on investment.

How hard do you all think it'd be to net $50,000 yearly? From what I can understand, this isn't possible until you have about 400 hives. It seems to me that this work is something that you do out of love and interest, not profit. It'd be nice if both were possible. I've grown to respect those who work in agriculture; they truly don't get the wages that they deserve, but yet everyone depends on them. Does anyone see this changing any time soon?