A Successful Story of Commercial Beekeeping: Mario Jakob and D&J Apiary

Episode #15

In this episode, I spoke with Mario Jacob, the former owner of D&J Apiary, who recently sold his company and comfortably retired at a younger age, proving that it is still possible to make a good living from honey bees. Mario was a board member of the American Beekeeping Federation, among many other accolades. In this conversation, we discussed the secrets to becoming a successful commercial beekeeper, his favorite business model, and the constant challenges faced by commercial beekeepers in the U.S.