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Find facts about beekeeping such as physical attributes, potential return, risks, and marketing products to help you decide whether or not this industry will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, and more.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Environment, Sustainable Agriculture, Leopold Center, Economics
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Apiculture
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Duffy, Michael and Calvert, Jodi, "Enterprise Budget: Beekeeping" (2010). Extension and Outreach Publications. 41.