Beekeeper . . . . . . *SHSB
Not only is #beekeeping an unusual #sidehustle, it's also very valuable to the enviroment. Bee's are a vital part of our fruit and vegetable production. They stay busy pollinating flowers in the spring and summer while the #Beekeeper's harvest the honey up until the middle of September then they prepare the hive for winter. Hive maintenance and knowledge is manditory for honey production and surviving the winter.
Beekeeping does not require a college degree, however it does require some education and research. It's handy to follow other beekeepers' blogs online or subscribe to a magazine. There is a wealth of information to be gleaned when you join organizations such as, the American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers.
In order to ensure that beekeepers follow safety rules, many states require that beekeepers obtain a state issued license. Once licensed, beekeepers can plan to make $20,000 to $50,000 per year. It all depends on the number of hives they maintain.
Even the USDA encourages you to take up beekeeping by offering grants to get started. There are about 300,000+ beekeepers, in the United States striving to impove honey bee life. Won't you Bee one of them?