Selling Honey to a Local Market from your Backyard

One of the reasons people become involved with backyard beekeeping is so that they can market the honey. Many backyard beekeepers chose to sell their honey to a local market. Backyard beekeepers who choose a local market for their honey typically sell their product to friends, family members, and neighbors. They typically set up a roadside stand to display their product, selling the honey produced… more

Selling Honey to a Local Market from your Backyard Selling Honey to a Local Market from your Backyard

How to market your honey

Marketing honey in today's market is going to pose a bit of a challenge since you have so many commercial level sellers doing this with the resources to promote and market the product since not all places will purchase and carry your product. This is why many small businesses who do this sell to lower end stores and mom and pop places because when they get people buying that's how many of them end… more

How to market your honey How to market your honey

Processing Raw Honey

After the beekeeper collects the honey it's processed immediately after harvesting because it crystallizes when it's allowed to sit. It has to be heated up between 150-170 degrees because it carries the bacterium that causes botulism, which can be dangerous since this is the very bacterium that causes food poisoning. Honey is actually sweeter than table sugar, but the problem with table sugar is that… more

Processing Raw Honey Processing Raw Honey

Acquiring the Bees for the backyard

As long as you aren't allergic to bee stings, backyard beekeeping is a way for someone who doesn't have a great deal of money and acres of land to take an active role in agriculture. The start up expense of the average hive is approximately $300 per hive (you only need one to get begin with). Once you have purchased a hive it can be kept in a remote corner of your backyard, it is not uncommon to see… more

Acquiring the Bees for the backyard Acquiring the Bees for the backyard

Backyard Beekeeping in Different Areas of the World

Many areas in the world are producers of honey and beeswax for medicinal and food purposes. You'll find a lot of beekeeping in the United States, Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe. Since beekeeping had originated in Europe and had been modernized in the United States, the way it's done is different and the way it's taught is different as well. Yet this is a very interesting way to see how different… more

Backyard Beekeeping in Different Areas of the World Backyard Beekeeping in Different Areas of the World

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Selling Honey to a Local Market from your Backyard Selling Honey to a Local Market from your Backyard

One of the reasons people become involved with backyard beekeeping is so that they can market the honey. Many backyard beekeepers chose to sell their honey to a local market. Backyard beekeepers who choose a local market for their honey typically sell their product to friends, family members, and neighbors. They typically set up a roadside stand to... [Read more]

How to market your honey

Marketing honey in today’s market is going to pose a bit of a challenge since you have so many commercial level sellers doing this with the resources to promote and market the product since not all places will purchase and carry your product. This is why many small businesses who do this sell to lower end stores and mom and pop places because... [Read more]

Processing Raw Honey

After the beekeeper collects the honey it’s processed immediately after harvesting because it crystallizes when it’s allowed to sit. It has to be heated up between 150-170 degrees because it carries the bacterium that causes botulism, which can be dangerous since this is the very bacterium that causes food poisoning. Honey is actually sweeter... [Read more]

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