My name is Hannah, I'm currently in the military and I'm looking to do beekeeping for an occupation when I get out in a year. I want to build up to commercial beekeeping. What are the best places to raise hives in Oregon? What locations have more nectar and blooms than others?
Silly Norm, everyone knows it is buried in your backyard.
Back to the pressing question. Your questions are very complex and really never answered. If beekeeping where so simple. It is ever changing and shifting. To be learned by years and years of failure and success
Salud!!! Mead, like life, is a journey and not a destination. So stop and savor the flavors along the way!
If that was my goal, I would look just inland from Gold Beach. Maybe the Agnes area. Lots of blackberries and other vegetation that will supply nectar longer than most areas. Slightly warmer than most of the west side and, although wet in winter, less so than most of the west side. You just have to get a short distance from the coast. Even Hunter Crk or Pistol River is far enough away.
Next would be up the Smith River from Reedsport for all the same reasons. Both places will have bear issues to contend with.