"Consider that the equipment you are using is active for only a short time each year. The rest of the time it sits unused not earning you money, but still needing to be paid for. Can you remedy that? Yes. Provide services.
"You can essentially become a packer for other beekeepers who do not have the efficient machines or the extra time that you now do. They bring the honey, the bottles, and labels, and you fill and label for them...
"Another income generator you might consider is custom extracting. You use your equipment and their supers full of honey to put into their pails. This is especially nice for smaller operations that don't have the equipment you do, or for the hobbyists who don't have the time to devote."
How to Expand, Sell, and Market Honeybee Products and Services including Pollination, Bees and Queens, Beeswax, Honey and More
by Kim Flottum
Quarry Books, 2018
Animal Husbandry Books
Homegrown Honey Bees
Artwork: Honey Extractor