Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook
Just doing the math:
To have 4028 square miles, you need a piece of land that's about 64 miles long by 64 miles wide.
If (hypothetically) you put bees on the corners of every four miles square, you would be putting 16 yards on a straight line across the top, and 16 yards on a straight line four miles below your original line, and 16 yards four miles below the previous two lines and so on.
I figure that you could get up to 256 yards (16 x 16) into the 4028 square miles. If each of your yards has 40 hives, that's 10,240 hives in the 4028 square miles.
Now for the honey component: 6000 tonnes is about 1,320,000 pounds. This works out to about 130 pounds per hive.
I like doing math.
Last edited by JohnK and Sheri; 02-21-2010 at 06:04 PM.
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