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"Newbee", Hobbyist, Commercial... these terms get thrown around to describe beekeepers, but where do you fall in?

Does this sound like you? You’re not a "newbee," because you have far too many established hives to be considered a new beekeeper, but you don’t have so many hives that you would be considered a commercial operation. When you’re not at your regular day job, your friends and family can find you selling your honey or wax products at local farmers markets. Maybe you even rent your bees to farmers for pollination services, or you raise queens... all in addition to your "regular" job.

If this sounds like you, you might be a Sideliner. A sideline beekeeper is larger than a hobbyist, but smaller than a commercial beekeeper, and the focus of a sideline beekeeper is to actively seek income and profit, while still having another source of income, like a 9-5 day job.

From hives to expand your operation, to honey jars and bottling equipment, we’ve got everything a sideline beekeeper needs to be successful!

And sometimes even the most experienced sideliner has questions, so be sure to check out our helpful FAQs, or give us a call at 1-800-233-2899.