Re: The Last Beekeeper
The way we keep bees "commercially" has been changing. The number of hives per employee has gone down over the past 10 years. Many of us were quick to notice the shortcomings of the the "letalone" system and have changed visiting schedules. We used to visit a hive once every 4-6 weeks during the summer, now its 3-5 depending on wheather they're pollenating or attempting to make honey. The only way to increase visits without scaling down is to add good workers, which of course increases costs. One depressing fact my father pointed out to me is that our bottem line is still less now with 2500 hives than it was in 1988 with 1000.
Last edited by JohnK and Sheri; 09-27-2009 at 02:14 PM.
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