I wonder how many beeks diversify their operations. That's what I have to do in my main business of wildlife control. Everyone thinks it's all about catching the animal but in reality the animal is just my foot in the door. The real money is in animal proofing structures and I often throw in the trapping as a "loss leader" to get the exclusion work and of course while I'm on the ladder roofs need repair, gutters cleaned, and a whole assortment of other items. This coming year I am adding animal habitats such as bat houses (natural mosquito control), bird houses (5 models of bluebird boxes), barn, barred and screech owl nesting boxes (natural rodent control), martin houses and gourds (day shift mosquito control). I may even branch into offering TBH and Warres if there is a market.
I am going to establish my own beeyard this spring and want to delve into getting the ferals I cutout into the hands of beeks and maybe get to the point that I can offer feral stock to the beek community. Honey would not be my main goal though it will have to be there as part of the total package.