This is what I was told,
They are selling the Georgia apiary but will continue to keep bees on a smaller scale in TN.
its a pretty place and would be a nice investment if someone wanted to take it over, they have some good bee's.
You don't pay premium for a bee line (or anything else) when you potentially will be dealing with the owner producing from another spot.
If Jim's plumbing decided to move to a bigger place down the street, they sell the empty place business as that....an empty building. Yes, Jim may not want to take all the "stuff" with him to a new location. So he either sells it, or includes it into the purchase price. But is he selling a "plumbing" business? Certainly, Jim's clientele, his expertise and reputation, and all that Jim has built....is NOT staying behind. All that is moving down the street....and customers will know this. So for Jim to suggest he is selling a "business" is a little off in my way of thinking.
Now if Jim was retiring, handing over his business on an agreement of a slow transition, with guidance, support, client lists, and standing behind the name and business as the new owners get established....now that is a premium you pay for. But you pay nothing for a "business" when Jim is opening a new place down the road and using his same business name, no matter what "size" he says he is going to be.
The old business is only as good as the new owners. And if that business would be a bee business instead of a plumbing operation, the story stays the same. That bee line is only as good as the new owners ability. And however good the bees were in the past, that can not be guaranteed in the future. Purvis' expertise and ability was their value. And unless they are working for the new owners, you don't pay a premium.
And if I needed plumbing work done, and was happy with Jim in the past, I would call Jim at his new place of operation. Why call the old place with a new owner, just because Jim left some old tools behind or failed to take down the old sign....