Re: Making money as a beekeeper
So do I. There is lots of money being made in this business right now. Don't believe all the hype. The sky isn't falling. Prices are at record levels. Theses conversations tend to get dominated by a lot of well meaning folks trying hard to get to profitability. Its true the tough part is the investment required to reach a point of profitability which, I believe, is 500+ hives. That's the really tough initial investment. After that the operating cost per hive begins to decrease and your ability to get income increases because you are at a full semi load of bees and can readily move them to where they will make you the most income whether it be almond pollination or honey production. I know of one guy who has around 500+ hives and dosent even own extracting facilities. He just goes from one pollination gig to the next and says it can be a nuisance when they start raising too much honey. He buys some cells from me each spring in east Texas and uses his nucs to plug in the holes in his load of pollination bees. I know its hard to discern this reading stories here on Beesource but there are just so many ways to make money in this business but the folks doing it are rarely the type that choose to put their business plans out here for all to read.
Originally Posted by rweakley
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