I am wondering if there are some unwritten rules amoung beekeepers about competing in the same market?
I have had a few scenarios this year with friends and fellow beekeepers competing for the same business.
I have one friend who is selling his honey in the same small town where I live and is traveling 1.5 hrs from his home to do it. Isn't there some sort of turf rule? This irks me but I haven't said anything to hime yet.
Another former customer who I've sold packages to in the past, we know most of the same beekeepers, and lives about 15 miles away, is now selling packages this year. What?
Another situation regarding a group of beekeepers who have been purchasing most of the nucs I produced for the last several years, desided to start to buy from a new business that has opened in there area, no problem, but never told me of the change. Should I be upset they didn't notify me or is this just the way people are?
Just curious about what your thoughts are on competing against a friend?