Anyone have a hive arrangement with a restaurant?
I've been approached by a hotel chef who is interested in having hives on the hotel rooftop to have honey for its restaurant and to brew honey ale. This is an upscale business. I am very eager to do this and am wondering what arrangements others have made and how they are compensated. Do you charge a monthly fee to maintain the hives? To you barter for goods and services? Do you take a percentage of the honey? I'm just looking to be reasonably compensated for time and effort not to make loads of money. I don't know yet if the chef is interested in learning to maintain the bees himself or if he will want me to handle all that (which is my hope) so I'm looking for differnt scenarios.