I was just making an example. I never said I made 20 grand off blueberries. I never said I was some large-scale beekeeper. Not to be gruff (I don't feel gruff, so it's not my intention to come off that way), but you seem like you're just reading my post out of context and picking it apart, but I don't think the things I wrote there were particularly outlandish things to say in the greater context of the thread.
You probably know a lot better than I do about the right way to center his business, as I am a novice beekeeper just looking to expand myself, so I defer to your judgement. I was just making what I thought was an innocent suggestion about forage.
On a semi-related note, how is 20 grand from 200 hives an outrageous amount? That's like 100 dollars a hive for the year's production. Unless you're getting really low yields or selling your honey for basement prices with no other revenue stream from your bee business, I would think you could clear that. As I said earlier in the thread, I'm a new beekeeper, so I don't mean to come off as being rude. I'm sure volume business has all sorts of other concerns, economic constraints and labor focuses than a small-scale operation.