It is possible, first you need to get a honey crop .
If you are going into beekeeping for the profit, you are going to be disappointed.sam said:I am considering buying bees actually I've already bought bee but I'm a little worried about how much cash flow and Profits you can receive from owning 1 or 2 hives.
I figured I'd make $250 from honey and $60 from wax sales in my first year do I have these estimates right.
Reminds me of the story about the watermelon sellers who bought melons for a dollar, hauled them to NY City, sold them for a dollar and when they found out that they hadn't made a profit they decided they needed a bigger truck.Flyman said:Once had a farmer friend who raised chickens. He had a brooder house with about 10,000 chickens and raised them to market. After all is said, he lost a little on each chicken. When complaining to his chick supplier, the supplier said "well, you probably need more chicks". Moral....you probably need more bees.
Barry, I find that a cold hearted stereotypical comment on commercial beekeepers. Do you really think that commercial beekeepers aren't passionate about their bees? If I put profit ahead of bee health and well being I will loose both. On the other hand, I don't cry every time I kill a bee, like a girl I knew when I was in Bee School in Ohio. So, maybe I am dispassionate about my bees.barry42001 said:Unless your a totally commerical oriented person with no passion for the insects your in charge of,