i have a resurrected commercial operation not to far from me. grandpa died and after a couple of years, the family decided to go back into business. i suspect that my bees are competing for forage, but that's the way it goes.
my beekeeping neighbors are nice. i don't know them well, but after i talked to them at the farmers market, they invited me to come by and take a look at some stuff they were going to sell, etc. i hope to get to know them better, but other than the competition for by bees, they pose no problem for me.
you might try getting to know them. if they are going into the honey business and you get enough surplus, maybe you can work a deal with them. share advertising, etc. if you are offering something they are not, they may be interested in helping you out. your line could be the Organic Ltd, or something :-).
be creative! in a free market the guy with the bestest ideas and the fastest implementation, gets the gold ring.