Beekeeping: Hobby to Business Workshop

A Cornell University presentation for area beekeepers.
Join the WISER Center and the Local Living Venture for

Turning Your Hobby into a Business
 What it does it mean, and what does it take?
Have you ever thought about turning your surplus honey into cash?
Or growing your beekeeping hobby into a source of income?

Building a business can be exciting and rewarding, but it is not for everyone. This talk focuses on what it means to go into business, what it takes, and whether or not it would be a good fit for you. During this presentation, participants can expect to:
  • Review the differences between pursuing a hobby and managing a business
  • Assess their strengths and motivations for going into business
  • Understand why a customer-centered business model is key to success
  • Learn about the core functions that make up a healthy business
  • Identify important steps in the business planning process 
  • Receive a to-do list of the tasks necessary to launch a startup honey business
Tuesday, October 24
7 to 8 pm

followed by discussion of co-op sales opportunities
Stowell Hall #205 / WISER Greenhouse
SUNY Potsdam
(#8 on campus map)
- directly across from the Barrington Student Union & college store
- orange & white LLV 'Workshop Site' signs will be posted to guide you
Parking is available in Lot 9 on the campus Parking Map.

Parking tickets should not be issued, but if they are, turn them to us to be invalidated (for Lot 9 only.)
Some Handicap Accessible spots are available directly between Stowell Hall and the Barrington Student Union in Lot 10 on the map above, for blue handicap placard holders only.

Text or call Chelle at 315 261 1926 if directions are needed that evening.

Mary Kate Wheeler serves as the Applied Economic Analyst for the NYS Beekeeper Tech Team, based in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University.  She loves helping farmers achieve their business goals, and she recently launched a new Financial Analysis and Business Benchmarking program for beekeepers.

A suggested, free-will donation of $10 is appreciated and benefits the Local Living Venture bees and beekeeping programming.
Donations will be collected on site, by cash or check, but are not required to attend.
Always free at the WISER Center with SUNY Student ID.


This event is a collaboration between
SUNY Potsdam's WISER Center
and the Local Living Venture
 as part of the 2017 Pollinator Protection project 
Details can be found at this website.

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   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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October 24th, 2017 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
SUNY Potsdam, Stowell Hall #205 / WISER Greenhouse
#8 on campus map:
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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