We have wanted to get into beekeeping for a long time but didn't know how to get started. Recently we met a beekeeper who has had bees his whole life and he has become our beekeeping mentor. He brought over a few hives last month and set them up in our orchard. The original plan was that he would be tending the bees with us until we knew what to do then we would take over. He stopped by today and proposed that, if we weren't concerned with owning our own hives, we come up with some kind of a share program. He would retain ownership of the hives and incur all of the expenses and we would market the honey. He said that he would provide us with bee suits and we could still be actively involved with working the hives. Apparently, this plan involves moving a lot more hives to our property. Are you familiar with how something like this would work financially for both parties? What are the advantages and disadvantages to a situation like this? Would we need a contract? Any suggestions? Thanks!