Is beekeeping a good pathway to self employment?


I live in New Zealand and would like to take their natural resources, more in terms of how I live, and what I do every day. After considering some options for farm income, I think I especially like the bee now. But is paying the bills? Does anyone know?

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  1. kismet
    4:11 am on March 30th, 2010
  2. who is #1?
    4:41 am on March 30th, 2010

    Something’s been decimating the bee population for the last few years. Theories abound, everything form cell phone towers to Monsanto evil genius to earth’s magnetic field shifting.

    The high price of honey lately has me believing it might be a good thing to get into.

  3. T
    4:45 am on March 30th, 2010

    Depends how far you take it. If you love what you do, create a good quality honey, organic, find a market people or outlet like wholefoods, that understand what you are doing. You can do great.
    It will not happen in one day, it takes a lot of time and effort. If you have a background in beekeeping that helps. But you have to sell sell sell. On-line in stores to fiends and family. Find businesses that need honey as a base product, sweet store or companies hat make natural sugar.
    Best of Luck in you venture

  4. Isabelle
    4:45 am on March 30th, 2010

    For me it would be great. Not only will it help promote eco-friendliness, but will also be profitable due to the hefty price (and high demands) for honey! Go for it buddy! ;)

  5. Michael
    5:30 am on March 30th, 2010

    experienced beekeepers earn $40,000 to $45,000 per year

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