Renting honey house: what and houw to charge?
I am a beekeeper (120 hives) for an organization that has mutiple food production interests (honey, maple sugar, organic vegetables and fruit) with a limited labor pool. We recently invested in some bigger honey extraction equipment to reduce the heavy labor draw caused during harvest.
We are set on renting out our honey house to help recapture some of the capital costs sooner than if we were the only users. The equipment would be helpful to local hobbyists and other small-timers who don't have any/adequate processing equipment. But what kind of rate do we charge? By the day, by the hour? I'd train them how to use the equipment, plus have trouble shooting cheat sheets. How do I ensure it's adequately cleaned after use?