Is apiary considered agriculture?

Is apiary considered agriculture?

One of the best ways to save on property taxes is to apply for an Agricultural classification. Bee apiaries are specifically included as a form of agriculture in most states. This is where our idea for opening up privately held lands to beekeepers to rebuild bee colonies was first formed.

What is apiary product?

The best known primary products of beekeeping are honey and wax, but pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom, queens, bees and their larvae are also marketable primary bee products.

What is apiculture and apiary?

Apiculture is the scientific rearing of honey bee for the commercial production of honey and other bee products like wax, pollen, bee venom and royal jelly. Bee keepers are known as apiarist and place were bees are maintained is called an apiary.

Do I have to register to sell honey?

You will require this biosecurity registration if you intend to deal with or keep honey bees in New South Wales. This registration is required even if you only have one hive. An important condition of registration is compliance with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Code of Practice.

Do I need permission to keep bees?

You don’t need a licence to keep bees but Camilla says it is good to belong to a local association to keep you in touch with local expertise, local problems and conditions. There are a number of sources where you can get your bees from.

How does honey add value?

Beehives can be a source of not only honey but also beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, and pollen. While often discarded, these valuable secondary beekeeping materials can be transformed into a wide variety of value-added products including candles, lip balm, soap, and body cream.

Why is it called an apiary?

Etymology. First known usage of the word “apiary” was in 1654. The base of the word comes from the Latin word “apis” meaning “bee”, leading to “apiarium” or “beehouse” and eventually “apiary.” The word apiarist typically refers to a beekeeper who focuses on just one species of bee.

How much can you sell raw honey for?

The General Rule of Thumb in the U.S. From what I’ve seen while keeping bees in Philly and Hawaii, raw, small batch honey goes for $1 an ounce if the jar is 12oz or less. Once you start selling 16oz jars or larger, you usually start to decrease the cost per ounce.