Re: Beekeeping as a living
It seems the "magic number" to be considered commercial is 300+ hives. The amout of income that can be generated by them varies considerably. That part of the equation was very accurately described by swabby's post. The only thing it does not really count is any regional cost differences. With the number of variables involved it is really difficult to even give you any ball park numbers. Based on my experience in my area and considering my regional costs, that magic number would probably work OK for a single person, a couple with no debt could probably "get by on it", but it would be tough for a family of 4 to survive on.
"The UNKNOWN, huh? That would be SNORBERT ZANGOX over in Waycross."