In Business with Bees

Price: $28.00

Author: Kim Flottum
Ideal for: Established beekeepers
Publisher: Quarto
Binding: Perfect Bound
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
ISBN: 978-1-63159-459-5

From back cover:

“‘The only way to save the honey bee is to save the beekeeper. All the rest comes in second,’ says best-selling author and beekeeping expert Kim Flottum. Here, Flottum shows you how to save bees, beekeepers, and your business. He’ll take serious beekeepers past the early stages and learning curves and offer practical, useful advice for converting your passion into a part-time or full-time career with measurable results. This beekeeping business how-to-guide offers all of the in-depth answers to the questions you didn’t know you had.

  • Writing a business plan
  • Finding the best sources for funding
  • Determining what your facilities will be and how to acquire them
  • Getting and installing the right equipment
  • Cooperating with other local businesses
  • Stocking inventory and managing warehouse space
  • Finding customers
  • Raising and selling queens, packages, and nucs
  • Expanding pollination, including contracts to protect you
  • Making and selling peripheral products from wax, propolis, and honey
  • Organizing teaching, speaking, and planning events
  • Hiring and managing your growing team
  • Promoting your business and measuring success

With this expert advice you can become as knowledgeable, confident, and successful in running a business as you are in beekeeping.”