So I am trying to get into commercial beekeeping and of course, in order to do that I need a lot of hives. friend of mine told me to start looking on the Bee Journal and I call a few of the sellers and non of them had any to sell, but they all told me after almond pollination there will be hives available. I see this common pattern in the magazine that everyone is selling hives after almond in hundreds or thousands. maybe I am paranoid but I think there got to be reason behind this. So I have a few questions and hope someone can clear it up for me.
1. why are people selling all their hives after almond?
2. wouldn't be better to keep than to raise new hives for next year almond?
3. is there that big of a market for all these thousands of hives to sell (that is a lot of money in there)?