Most small-scale beekeepers seek to produce excess honey. To get the most benefit, you should sell your honey in a market that's willing to pay what it's worth. Experienced beekeepers can make a profit by keeping hives for others in exchange for a fee. Realistically, you can get between 30 and 60 pounds (14 to 27 kg) of honey per hive per year.
However, a strong, healthy cologne can produce up to 100 pounds (45 kg) of honey per year. Full-time beekeepers can manage 400 to 600 bee colonies, but they'll need temporary workers to help harvest the honey. There are many ways to generate income as a beekeeper. You can sell the products you harvest from the hive, sell your beekeeping skills or sell bees and their services of pollination.