Re: Bees or honey
Selling bees can be lucrative, as can honey. The difference in my opinion is you are on the bees schedule if you are selling nucs, not so much if you are selling honey. I am going to lean towards selling nucs as my income to "help" support my beekeeping addiction! I find myself giving more honey away than selling it, just because its hard to charge my friends and family for something I am proud to produce..........thank God none of my friends care to keep bees!LOL
I have sold enough honey this year to pay for all my bottles, caps and labels and have some money left over for buying some equipment, and this is without advertising or selling road side.
Selling nucs is just another aspect of trying to make enough money to sustain this hobby, and a method to control swarming in your own apiary, especially if you want to keep a specific number of hives in your own apiary.
Another thing to consider, if you provide a quality nuc, and word of mouth gets out, people will drive hours to pick one up from you, I don't think that same principle applies to honey so much!!
Coyote Creek Bees - Beekeeping for 3 years. Number of hives - 17
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