Help Golden Delight Honey & Our Bees Keep Buzzing
$20 raised
1% of $2k goal
1 contributor
5 Years running
Almost one third of all the food we eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination. However, the thing most people attribute to bees and beekeepers is the sweet locally produced honey treat.

I am close to being able to bee ...
Almost one third of all the food we eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination. However, the thing most people attribute to bees and beekeepers is the sweet locally produced honey treat. I am close to being able to bee financially stable from future income generated from my beekeeping business. Luckily, I got a good financial start in my former career as a wildlife biologist, but a career ending accident on a remote mountain slope on the border in Arizona left me crippled and unable to continue my career path. Being 45 with 20 yrs as a biologist, employers seem to be hesitant to hire me, not to mention having great difficulty & pain walking. There are still a lot of beekeeping costs involving equipment, fuel, and beekeeping supply purchases such as hive bodies, frames, & Russian queens to make new colonies. Currently I have around 100 hives with a goal to ad 200 more hives for a minimum total of 300. That is the easy part, making new colonies. However, I need to be able to make enough honey and beeswax & continue to grow. Besides selling honey and candles, I do bee removals when I physically can climb up and down ladders and hope to get some crop pollination contracts in 2013 for apples, row crops, etc. to generate income. Being in the agricultural business & loosing my home and life savings due to the accident, I know all to well the value of money. I just need a little help to get my business a jumpstart. I've started selling off colonies to generate funding, but that is counter productive to growth. Please help my small beekeeping business and bees keep buzzing. *All supporters will receive a handwritten thank you card featuring a photo from my wildlife photography product line I sell. *Any donation of $50.00 or more will receive an 8" X 10" matted print of a photo from my wildlife photography product line. *Any donation of $100.00 or more will receive four pair of hand dipped beeswax taper candles (dinner candles). *Any donation of $200.00 or more will receive 2 gift sampler bags of some of my honey products (1 for you & 1 for your friend) containing a 1 lb jar of wildflower honey; a 1 lb jar of herbal infused honey; and a 1 lb tub of spun honey. The gift bag also contains a handful of assorted honey straws and honey filled candy plus a tin of my handmade lip balm. The honey gift bags are affective upon honey harvest approx. late May 2013. Thank you again for any financial support you can spare.
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