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  1. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hi! I co-host a podcast Chill and Ambitious where we interview Life Innovators--people who tailor their daily desires and lifelong passions into their everyday. We were lucky enough to have Scott Jorgensen of Hercules Bees on the show. He explains how his experience with the killer bees of...
  2. Bee Forum
    Do people create a business to sell honey? Something I've been wondering about. No doubt the larger beekeepers do but what about backyard hobbyists who only need to sell say 100lbs BTW am asking this for a friend :)
  3. Bee Forum
    Selling Pollen Anybody have experience selling and collecting pollen, how did it go? What volume/weight sold the best for retail? What did you sell it for? Did you sell it wholesale in larger sizes? I'm thinking about 1 lb bags? What prices could you get? How did you process the pollen...
  4. Marketing Forum
    I am being completely honest here, OK. I know next to nothing about the honey business, but what I am is an Idea Man, I create ideas, and recently have gotten interested in logos for products, and one of the logos I have dreamed up is for honey. I think I have a really great name and logo for...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello all! I was wonder what yall thought. I know there are people that make money by honey sales alone. I know there are people that make money by bee sales alone. If yall had to pick one or the other to be more profitable.....which one??? *clarifications --- I know this depends on...
  6. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hey guys! I was wondering on the business side of beekeeping your suggestions of the do's and don'ts when starting an apiary. (Anything including marketing, branding, business start up, ANY suggestions welcomed! Thanks
  7. Bee Forum
    Any tips for a hobbyist transitioning to a sideliner bee business??? I would really appreciate any tips ranging from equipment choices, minimizing overhead, increasing proficiency of operation (feeding choices, management), etc. I am still relatively small overwintering about 60 colonies right...
  8. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hi Folks, I would like some input from you guys on when to determine that a hobby is becoming a business? I have about a dozen colonies and about twenty nucs currently. Up until now I have just sold honey to friends and family and some queens (30-40) and nucs here and there. I have had my bees...
  9. Commercial Beekeeping
    I have been working with Russian Honey Bees for two years now and I know I have a life time of learning to do. I only have ten hives right now but have 100 acre farm that isn't around any other apiaries or farms and currently planting acres of clover for the bees and we have a few acres of 30...
  10. Bee Forum
    Sorry, I couldn't resist. :D Seriously tho, a) How many hives can you reasonably keep while still working your 'day job'? 20? 50? More? b) If you quit your day job, how many can you manage comfortably for a small business? (I'm thinking mostly honey production, maybe some pollination and...
  11. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hey all, I'm getting in to beekeeping pretty soon. I'm still setting up the area where the hives will be. I've been lurking for some time now on the forum seeing what people do and trying to get a feel for the business. I see a lot of talk of different honey qualities, light, dark and in...
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