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  1. #1
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    Default a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    Hello i would like to know if there is anyone who could shed some light towards what i should do to grow into a larger scale honey producer and other hive products, this being my first year, i love it. ( Other than a business plan ) I am working on that. my concern is what type of schooling does a person require to get into this scale of beekeeping?

    Ben

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    Default Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    Ben all the threads I have seen on this report the value of a mentor, and working in a successful operation to gain experience. If you are talking about being a large scale honey producer, do you reside in (or could you move to) an area capable of producing large yields per hive?

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    Default Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    How about offering Stan Sandler some free help. He's one of the larger apiaries on Nova Scotia.

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    Default Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    I wish he was closer, he's in Prince Edward Island : ) i have heard of him a while ago , but never really thought about taking the 4+ hour drive to the island to meet him.

    Ben

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    Default Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    Ahh, sorry. I thought Stan was on Nova Scotia. No other commercials around?

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    Default Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    there is 2 i know of , but they are too busy to care about me . oh well i will do things as i always have, by myself and knowledge from books. And now from beesource too : )

    by the way i made a double nuc from your video you put up on wintering nucs, i made it out of regular 10 frame deeps and the second deep is divided too, but i put a queen excluder on the bottom box and screened both dividers with a 2 inch hole , both sides were screened so the queens couldn't reach each other, and i also have a medium honey super on them without a divider and you are right they don't fight, so i also have them sharing a Fat Bee Man top feeder. Seems to work fine, i was worried about drainage though, do you have issues with that or do you have screened openings?

    Ben

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