Honeybees are hardworking insects that have an incredible impact on our lives, and the life of this planet. They are responsible for pollinating plants, which helps produce fruits and vegetables grow. Without them, we wouldn’t have apples, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, corn, or potatoes, to name a few. Honeybees also provide us with honey, a sweet, nutrient-dense substance that is used to make delicious treats like breads, cakes, cookies, jams, jellies, syrups, and sauces. Bee pollen, a harvestable superfood also contains protein, vitamins, minerals, and a complete amino acid profile. Pests like aphids, mites, beetles, and other harmful insects cause damage to crops, and honeybees provide a crucial service in mitigating these pests. And the people responsible for taking care of these amazing insects are beekeepers that breed and grow their colonies. So, just as bees are important, so is a beekeeper.

A business involving bees could take the form of a bee farm. This involves a beekeeper who takes care of a number of hives, from say, twenty, up to many hundreds. Honey and pollen would obviously be harvested, perhaps for sale online or at local farmer’s markets. Propolis, a resinous, bee-created by-product of coniferous trees, could also be harvested as it can strengthen human tooth enamel. Royal jelly, a rare, milky secretion from worker bees is sometimes harvested for its health benefits, but is difficult to obtain, hence the high cost. Bee removal or relocation could also play a part in a bee business. Sometimes the queen starts a colony in a disadvantageous or dangerous place, such as in a residential home or freeway underpass. The beekeeper would relocate the hive to a garden, bee sanctuary or back to the farm, so the hive can become productive again. A beekeeper could also sell equipment or supplies to other beekeepers.

No matter what form your honeybee business takes, Payment Integrator has a variety of beekeeper supply payment solutions that will help it thrive. Our payment processing solutions can be deployed into your existing on-premise sales software or SaaS (software-as-a-service) framework. A hosted payment page (HPP) is perfect for beekeeper payments because it creates a branded payment page so that clients can make payments without having to call in credit card numbers over the phone. We can also provide traditional point-of-sale devices to accept credit cards and debit cards with a swipe, dip, or a tap. Our industry-leading honeybee beekeeper supply payment solution enables ACH payments, as well as e-wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. All of Payment Integrator’s customer-specific payment acceptance solutions are secure, PCI compliant, and operate in a P2PE tokenized environment.

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