Re: Can I Make a Living from Bees???
Good advice from Vtbeeguy. You must also consider your cost vs. revenue. Total labor hours spent, gas, cost of equipment, honey containers/labels, utility cost, insurance, business license, cottage kitchen certificate, taxes etc. Most sideliner beekeepers I know that have taken an honest assessment and did the math find that they make a little more or less than minimum wage.
My opinions are based on a decade of beekeeping, book learning and watching YouTube videos.