I’m doing a business plan to start a small bee and honey business. I’m hoping to get it started in Spring of 2014 and use primarily Warre hives. Since I’ve not got access to power tools (and even less experience woodworking) it’s most likely I’ll purchase the hives from Bee Thinking.
I’m trying to figure out how much a hive will cost - broken down over the cost of it’s lifetime. What would you estimate the average life-span of the Bee Thinking Warre hives are? I’ll coat them with Tung Oil and it will (most likely) be in the Ashland Oregon area - so a climate that does get warm summers and cold winters but not too extreme a climate. I know you’ve only had this business a few years so can’t say for sure but please if you can give an estimate.
Thanks so much!