Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique
You are 42 years old. A little late in life to start into what most Commercial Beekeepers consider Commercial Beekeeping. Not that it can't be done.
Originally Posted by angel
As far as building up your numbers it seems as though you have a plan as good as any. Doing it will prove whether it is practical or doable. But it seems as good as any from what I see.
Passing things along to kids and grandkids is laudable, but be prepared for disappointment. Your children are likely to have other interests. My children have had very little interest in working bees w/ me. Only one of my Grandfather's children stayed on the farm. Ya never know.
ps: someone not keeping bees at a level which most commercial beekeepers keep bees, aka their only source of income, is more a source of humor than it is a cause of anger or argument. what's wrong w/ simply saying "I want to run more hives and sell honey." rather than categorizing yourself one way or another? someone who knows how to build and shoot of rockets in their backyard isn't a rocket scientist.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen