Is beekeeping a good financial endeavor?

Is beekeeping a good financial endeavor?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its of the few truly good hobbies

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    beekeepers son/apprentice, it can certainly be profitable, but you need to put in a lot of time to make it work, not much free time during april-late july, as you will be occupied caring for the hives, rearanging the combs to stimulate its growth( skimmed over a lot of technique, bees are fucking amazing)splitting overdeveloped hives and propping up weak ones, finding daily laborers who can waste their nights, night watch duty(sleeping in a camper field in a van)thats only counting the actual honey making part, not even touching the running costs of medication/fructose syrop to not let them starve/buying custom boxes from people, maintenance(repainting the boxes/ recycling the combs/rewiring the combs) and the best for last, selling it, might seem straightforward, can just sell in bulk but you are shafting yourself with those margins, we sell in a producers local market, but we use it more of as a hub to gain subscribers , if any questions or would like me to go more in depth in some places, say so

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Please go on. Recently bought 45 acres wood lot. Is that enough land in new england? How much profit per acre?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Estimate from 13-20kg per well developed hive(a year old queen). I keep bees at 1000m altitude in dense forest of chestnut and oak(20kg per hive last year). The type of vegetation will play a role in the yearly yield and profitability but nonetheless try beekeping anon. The more caring you are for them, the more rewards.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >night watch duty
      what are you protecting them from? n-words?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In some places bear attacks can devastate a whole apiary, which could be a big blow to the season.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no, its actually from n-words, bears are not the main concern, in industrial beekeping you move constantly to new places chasing the next culture, rn they are on the edge of a marygold forest

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, generally we go near small towns, and n-words WILL steal, if you leave unnatended for multiple days, the camper van is almost a scarecrow, but its great to make the place livable, my john(dad) literally brought home today the extra steak from his grill there

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        We finna hit a lick on them beez whiteboi

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im in the same position anon. Invested in a honey bussiness and working day and night during the season. It certainly is profitable after a good season, plus if you collect propolis, royal jelly and bee venom. You should learn about bee venom anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s commercial bee keeping, what about natural bee keeping

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i would like if you were more specific as in what you would consider natural, you mean not moving the boxes to chase the crops, the thing is, commercial beekeeping is miles more efficient, historically, until the 1800s, the only way to extract the honey was to squeeze the beecomb, destroying the comb(even if you give the mangled one back, it still takes them a lot of time to reshape it, modern technique mostly leaves the larva intact(if its not too early in developement and is capped, thats up to the beekeeper to decide, generally extracting honey its team operation, the beekeeper(you need some experience, ive heard people fucked up hives by not balancing what they took abd what they put back in)) takes the combs out, a carrier(just somebody with pretty good stamina to run back and forth with 20-25 kg mini boxes, thats me generally), and the processing, where a person or two, depends, decap, place in the centrifuge,(we do it in the back of a truck, i call it the lab) take em out and give back to carrier(here you just need fast hands and dexterity)in a good day with this 3 person formula we can extract up to 600 kgs if its a godly day, but generally 400 kgs a day, big disclaimer, this is my experience, but i dont think at this scale( around 140 boxes) theres anything more productive than this arrangement

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >They no meat
    >can't milk them
    >They have no wool to sheer
    Useless

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wax
      >propolis
      >they technically milk themselves

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He doesnt know how much money can be gained from honey and wax.

      500g glass for 7.50€, yield of about 20+ 30kg buckets every year and thats just one type of 3 were selling, once you got all the maintanence sorted bees will make some pretty good money while being your own boss.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats only a profit of about 300-350 a year. not a lot at all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >virgin beekeeper vs chad sheep herder
      based
      lamb is the tastiest meat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wax
      >honey
      >shelf life is thousands of years and counting

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.
    My ex co-worker is now earning so much from honey he is buying half of our ex company.
    It's hard work and you need knowledge, manpower, membership in the beekeeping association, access to a market, people to sell out of markets directly, etc.
    Like start with two or 3 hives and see how it goes for you. But only if you have read about it a lot and have someone that knows to mentor you.
    Maybe even work for some beekeeper to learn.

    I am allergic to all bees and wasps and would die from stings so I can't do it unfortunately.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I am allergic to all bees and wasps and would die from stings so I can't do it unfortunately.
      bee allergies are weird, when little i was allergic, now im fine if i get stung by many(20), but a 40 yr old uncle almost died from only one

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the garden gnomes fear the beekeeper

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The bee hive is one of the key symbols of Freemasonry which is cryptojudaism so I doubt it.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It can be, as long as you bee-lieve in yourself ;3

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for a hobby? probably
    for money? lol, lmao even

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s good for establishing your property as an agricultural enterprise so you can get sales tax exempt status.
    That’s why you’re seeing all these celebrities bragging about their beehives like they give a shit about the environment.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      least unscrupulous online honey seller

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a friend who does beekeeping in urban areas. Works part time maintaining hives for rich liberals and makes 75k a year from just that on top of his normal job. You need to know what you're doing and need some basic carpentry/maintenance skills, but you can make money from it.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Garloid farming is more lucrative

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