Honey Production, Value and Colonies
Beekeeper status of farm operator, status
Beekeeper status refers to whether a farm manager keeps bees and produces honey. This can also include pollinators that may not extract honey.
Farm operator refers to those persons responsible for the management decisions in operating an agricultural operation. Can be owners, tenants or hired managers of the agricultural operation, including those responsible for management decisions pertinent to particular aspects of the farm - planting, harvesting, raising animals, marketing and sales, and making capital purchases and other financial decisions. Not included are accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, crop advisors, herbicide consultants, etc. who make recommendations affecting the agricultural operation but are not ultimately responsible for management decisions.