How to Expand, Sell, and Market Honeybee Products and Services Including Pollination, Bees and Queens, Beeswax, Honey, and More
n Business with Bees is a step-by-step guide to turning a serious hobby into a part-time beekeeping business that is tailored to your goals and needs.
In Business with Bees answers the question, 'What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?'
This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for turning a hobby into a part-time business with measurable results. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge, weighing the proper number of bees, age, location, condition, and timing.
Features detailed instructions on: - Growing a honey crop - How to write a business plan - How to write a pollination contract - Opening and stocking a store - And more… This book builds upon an established knowledge of beekeeping with real-world study, smart, intuitive thinking, and setting of goals to achieve a balance of biology and business.
Kim Flottum brings a background of more than a decade of plant science, honey bee research, and basic farming to his thirty years as the editor of Bee Culture magazine where his main occupation is finding the answers to the multitude of questions that beginning, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced beekeepers bring to the table. He teaches beginning and advanced beekeeping courses, travels extensively to educate and lecture, and contributes to a variety of other publications on the basics of honey bees and beekeeping biology, the business of bees and pollination, producing and using varietal honeys, and a host of other subjects. His books, magazine articles, interviews, and blogs are widely read for both their fundamental and advanced contribution to beekeeping knowledge. His magazine platform gives voice to his social commentary on topics ranging from genetically modified foods to pesticide abuse to both good and bad government regulations in the industry. He is beekeepings leading advocate for fundamental honey bee safety including insuring excellent honey bee health, providing extraordinary forage, and minimizing the use of agricultural pesticides.
Publication Date: August 2018