Rinda, really liked your honey video. Bet all that equipment costs a bundle on top of the outdoor arrangements for hives of bees. Sorry I don't know the correct terms. But I have heard so much honey in the grocery stores, especially in the little bear shaped bottles, isn't really pure honey at all. ,BYC bee folks I DO trust.
Yes beekeeping is an expensive "hobby." It takes a lot of work to make it profitable. All in all the honey equipment you see in my kitchen runs probably around $1k. That doesn't even touch the woodenware for the hives which is pricey too. I think this fall we will sell our extractor and upgrade to one with a motor. It's 5 or 6 years old and starting to show wear so we'd like to be able to get most of our money back out of it and upgrade. The extractors are pricey but what really kills is the freight on the huge things.
Wow no kidding!!!