I live less than a mile from The August National Golf Course. For those of you who don't know, they hold a little golf tournament there each spring that tends to garner a bit of attention in the sporting world.
Currently I have one hive at my house and I don't feel comfortable placing anymore there due to our neighbors. But, I am about to get permission to place hives right next door to the golf course.
I realize bees will travel up to 2 miles to collect nectar, but I love the idea that these hives will be 500 yards away from the most famous golf course in the world.
Question: Would I be able to market my honey during Masters Week, when all those golf fans come to our little town as being a specialty honey(more of a souvenir) and if so how much would you charge a tourist for jar that was cultivated right next to the course.
The National is super protective of all their merchandising. No way I could use their logo or even the phrase The Masters (unless I tied it into a bible reference). I was thinking of naming it National Hills Honey. That's the name of my neighborhood and also the area where the course is located.
Would love for some feedback. What would you do if you could place hives and harvest honey next to such a famous venue?