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Charles
Mar 13th 2009, 05:30 PM
This a great story, just goes to show what a little can-do attitude can do:

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_11857014

Iddee
Mar 13th 2009, 06:54 PM
My goodness, be golly, gosh dang...If I could get 5000 lbs. of honey off 8 hives each year, I could make some money, too. :D

I think there was a typo in that report.......

Still like to know kids with ambition are getting into beekeeping.
Very good article. Keep'em coming.

BjornBee
Apr 11th 2009, 04:40 AM
iddee,
you need to read between the lines when it comes to news...;)

It never says they "produced" 5,000 pounds of honey off eight hives. It only states they "sold" 5,000 pounds of honey. :) Big difference.

And it also says they have their hives on "a" family farm, not "the" family farm or "their" family farm. So, it could be said they are saving someone that pollination fee by allowing (as the article says) the farmer NOT to pay the normal pollionation fees. It never mentions they were being paid for their services. Only that the farmer was saving money by not paying a pollination fee. Why was "the farmer" saving money and the boys not making it? If the farmer was paying the same fees, he would not be saving anything. Hmmmm.

I like to see stories like this. There are many examples of sucessful business owners who learned lessons early in life by such experiences.

coffee
May 10th 2009, 10:45 PM
It says they now have 12 hives
$5000.00 / $3.00 a pound = 1666 pounds / 12 hives = 138 pounds per hive

this was in Texas ,,, can you get 138pounds per hive there???

Iddee
May 11th 2009, 05:32 AM
There's a typo somewhere. 5000 lb. at $3.00 per lb. doesn't equal $5000.00

They rejected the Three Abeegos and the Three Buzzketeers. Instead, the 5,000 pounds of honey they sold in their first season came with professional-looking, trademarked Austin Family Honey labels.

At $3 a pound, their prices are a little higher than their competitors'.

They sold $5,000 of honey in their first year, but their startup costs were that much.

bdrowe
Mar 2nd 2010, 01:40 PM
If you liked this article. (deceptive writing in my opinion)

Check out Hives for Lives:
http://www.hivesforlives.com/
Molly and Carly donate all their profits to Cancer research, and its way more than $5000.

Bens-Bees
Jul 10th 2010, 10:14 PM
Wow, impressive.