Bookkeeping and Accounting for Beekeepers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your beekeeping business? We'll handle your hives of financial data, so you get more time to focus on your buzzing business. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with beekeepers

Secure your sweet success with our expert bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing services, specially tailored for beekeepers—all powered by one unique platform. Trust Bench to keep your hive thriving.

We get you set up

Our team spends time learning about your beekeeping business in detail, answers any queries you may have, aids you in linking your financial accounts, and demonstrates how Bench can take care of your bookkeeping needs.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your bookkeeper meticulously arranges your beekeeping business transactions and prepares detailed financial reports. If they require any additional information from you, they'll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in the specific tax rules that affect beekeepers. They'll tailor their approach to fit your beekeeping business’ distinctive needs.

Here’s why beekeepers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We're always at hand with the latest bookkeeping updates for your beekeeping business. Got urgent inquiries that just can't hold off? Rest assured, we'll respond to you within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data entries from most major providers, preventing mistakes common in beekeeping finance management. We've formed partnerships with top merchant services such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your beekeeping business financials are always precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to mountains of record-keeping and labor-intensive manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from linked accounts. Gain insights from one central hive-style dashboard so you can easily understand the financial health of your beekeeping business and make strategic decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for beekeepers

At Bench, we understand that beekeeping is an industry unlike any other. It's not just about maintaining hives and harvesting honey; it involves a complex set of rules and regulations specific to agriculture, as well as unique tax considerations. Our skilled bookkeepers at Bench are well-versed in these industry-specific nuances. They're ready to tackle common financial issues such as farm income deductions, cost of goods sold, and depreciation of equipment, ranging from beehives to honey extractors.

We do more than just crunch numbers. Our powerful combination of intuitive software and real, human bookkeepers takes the sting out of beekeeping finances. Our experts are acquainted with agricultural tax law, including Form 1040 Schedule F for reporting farm income, as well as all relevant state and local taxes. They’ll handle everything from basic bookkeeping to end-of-year tax prep, giving you more time to focus on your hives. With Bench, you can trust that your business is buzzing along in full compliance with all regulations.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I accurately track and manage my beekeeping-related expenses for tax purposes?

Accurately tracking and managing beekeeping-related expenses for tax purposes can be complex but Bench Accounting can simplify the process for you. With our superior bookkeeping software and services, you can effortlessly record all your expenses, see a clear picture of your financials, understand your cash flow, and prepare for tax season in the best possible way.

Here’s how you can streamline your beekeeping business accounting:

  • Record your income and expenses: Our user-friendly platform allows you to record and categorize sales and expenses related to your beekeeping business in real time.
  • Track supplies and inventory: Easily monitor costs associated with beekeeping supplies such as beehives, bee suits, smokers, and inventory like honey, beeswax, pollen etc.
  • Understand your financial health: Receive monthly financial statements that provide a clear overview of your financial health.
  • Prepare for tax time: With all your financial information well-organized, you can compile your tax report more seamlessly. Bench Accounting also offers assistance from experienced tax professionals who can guide you through the tax filing process.

Bench Accounting offers bookkeeping solutions specifically designed for various professions and industries to help you manage your finances and taxes accurately. You can find more information about our services or get in touch with our team for personalized guidance.

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What specific tax deductions can I claim as a professional beekeeper?

You can claim a variety of industry-specific tax deductions as a professional beekeeper. These include but are not limited to:

  • The cost of buying and maintaining beehives and beekeeping equipment such as bee suits and smokers.
  • The purchase of bees, queen bees, and bee food.
  • Expenses related to bee-related training and education.
  • Veterinary expenses, if applicable.
  • Travel expenses when visiting multiple apiary sites.
  • Mileage expenses if using your personal vehicle for beekeeping business.
  • Cost of hiring labor for honey harvesting.
  • Costs of packaging, storing and transporting honey and other bee products.

Please note, tax laws and allowable deductions can vary by country and even within regions. Therefore, it's always best to consult with a knowledgeable tax professional or bookkeeper who can provide advice tailored to your specific circumstances and region.

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How can Bench Accounting assist me in keeping track of income from honey sales and other beekeeping-related revenue?

Bench Accounting can help beekeepers in a wide range of ways. Not only can we assist you in keeping track of income from honey sales, but we can also help you manage any other beekeeping-related revenue. We provide a team of dedicated bookkeepers who can manage all your financial records, so you have more time to focus on your business. We'll handle everything from categorizing transactions and producing financial statements to providing visual reports that make it easy for you to understand your financial position. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that all the financial aspects of your business are in good hands with Bench Accounting.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Beekeepers

Discover how we can help you have better finances with a personalized demo from a Bench expert, ready to answer all your questions. Sign up as a customer today and get a free month of bookkeeping, valued at $299.

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