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,