Four out of five new beekeepers quit

Rumour has it that 80% of new beekeepers will quit within the first two years. I don’t know how accurate that estimate is.

Like other statistics related to beekeeping, it seems to survive with no one keeping score.

Beekeeping has a romantic aspect that attracts a wide following, but the day-to-day life of a beekeeper is anything but romantic. Here are some of the things that can cause a new beekeeper to run.

Keeping bees is not like having a pet We’ve all grown up around house pets and we understand the rules: “Dogs have masters, cats have servants.” With

Source: Are you one of the 80% who will quit? – Honey Bee Suite

For this and other bee-related stories, see SKA Bee News.

 

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