Business Opportunities in Organic Beekeeping

First, you have the delicious honey. Organic honey or what is known as the honeycomb is better for the bees and the consumers. Moreover, it has a much higher price. There are so many markets which have large demands for raw local honey. Honey is known for so many years to have medicinal, antibiotic, antiseptic, and health-promoting properties. A lot of consumers buy raw local honey because it builds up the body’s immunity to typical local pollen allergens, since the honey bees which produce the raw honey are getting the nectar from almost the same locally grown flowers. In addition, you can also sell honey-related goods such as honey wine, mead, flavored honey, and baked goods which incorporate the honey in them.

Second, you can sell the beeswax, too. Beeswax can be made into a wide variety of products --from eco-friendly beeswax candles to nontoxic art supplies for children. Examples of those art supplies are beeswax crayons and modeling wax.

Aside from raw local honey, you can also tap the health food market by selling bee pollen. Royal jelly or bee pollen has been used by ancient cultures like the Egyptians and the Chinese; it promotes health and vitality. Royal jelly is the secretion that is used to feed the developing queens.

If you see one of those ads that tout bee hives for sale, well, you can also go into that viable income stream. There is a growing market for bee hives. You can also beekeeping supplies specific to organic beekeepers. One perfect example is the sale of top-bar style hives. Moreover, you can also sell the bees themselves.

If you feel that you’re up to it, you can even make it a business opportunity to run workshops or classes for beginning beekeepers. You can also teach the commercial beekeepers who want to switch over to organic techniques. Or you may opt to market your services related to bee control. Instead of poisoning bees, you can expertly capture the swarms and transfer them to a more suitable location. The options are endless, actually.

Finally, since bees need a steady supply of fresh nectar and pollen, then you may easily combine your beekeeping business with small-scale agricultural businesses. You can grow and sell cut or dried flowers, organic herbs, and many others. As the plants grow, you also provide sustenance to your honey bees.

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