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I was told the average age of beekeepers today is around 60 years old. If true, what factors contribute to this? How old are you all?

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I was told the average age of beekeepers today is around 60 years old. If true, what factors contribute to this? How old are you all?

39 here. This discussion got me wondering why the age is that high. One reason I could think of is the fact that beekeeping is physical, non-glamorous work. I would venture the average age of a farmer today is trending older as well. I wonder how the number would change if they factored only commercial operations vs only hobbyist. Does the 60yr age hold true to your knowledge? Curious to see the responses.

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