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Beekeeping Business – Make Money By Selling Honey:

Increasing awareness about the health, demand for honey is growing globally. Beekeeping for selling honey to start with less startup investment.

You can also provide pollination service to the local farmers.

Skills for Beekeeping Business: Have enough skills that allow you managing bees daily basis with proper care. Get knowledge about how to attract a swarm of bees to your hive, how they feed them, how to harvest honey and other bee products, how to avoid bee diseases etc. Practical training is important to start this business.

You can have training from Animal Husbandry Department in India. Also, there are some Govt. farms who conduct training for the entrepreneurs who want to start the beekeeping business.

Equipment for Business:
Equipment for beekeeping business is hive and the wooden box to keep the bees. Using right size will give you the right production of honey. In purchasing beehives it is recommended to get one that has had bees into it for at least one year with a good laying queen bee.

To get bees you can buy swarm or you can buy ready-made colony from the reputed beekeepers. Also, you need to procure bees. You also need to have veil, hive tool, clothing, gloves and bee smoker.

To harvest honey you need to have blower, brush and honey extractor. You can purchase the material from the local market or from online vendors.

Business Plan: In starting beekeeping business commercially, creating a financial plan is very important. You need to determine several factors like costs, expected returns, working capital needed etc.

Determine with how many colonies you will start the business. Also, you need to develop a strategic marketing plan for the products and services you want to offer.

Wishing you all the best,

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