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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.
 

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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.
 

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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???
 

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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.
 
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