Re: naming an apairy? first post
As mentioned above, it's the cart before the horse. We all probably did the same thing as newbies, I know I did. I had a sheet of paper with all the splits I could make, and then re-splits, and wondered what I would do with that many bees. Then reality sinks in after your first bad winter, or late spring, or the year where every colony swarms 50 times each despite your best efforts, or that "new thing" you do to every colony that results in you muttering about how, "there's always next year," and then you finally get a surplus of honey but then you learn that over robbing them cripples them for the next year, etc....
There's more to learn than you think at first, so what to do with all of your profits and how to structure your empire can probably wait a bit, in my opinion.
General business/taxes advice: Never hide income. You can get creative with what you write off as business expenses because the worst that happens is you get audited and they deny your write offs. Even then you can appeal. But hiding income gets you potentially raided, arrested and locked up.
8 years, 30 colonies, no chemical treatments