Is beesource.com a successful website/business? Will you prove it to me either way by lining up all the numbers? Do you think John and Phil will line their numbers (for their forums) up against yours?
Unless we are willing to post notarized P&L statements prepared by independent auditors, it is difficult to imagine having this kind of comparison be accurate.
I've edited enough bee talk footage (both for "the natural crowd" and for our mainstream county bee club with 700 members) that it won't implicate anyone in particular to say that more than once, the only edit I've performed is to blank out the part where the beekeeper talks about their scheme to not paying taxes on the honey they sell (it usually involves packing in mason jars that can be bought with cash). I've never heard any claim like this from any of the beekeepers we work with directly, but I can't be the only person to hear people talk about this (usually the audience laughs and applauds). If someone were doing this, would they report an accurate number to a public forum when it would contradict with what is on their tax return? For the record, we only pack honey in glass classic honey jars, and our chocolate in pint and half pint jars. All are purchased new by the pallet. Oh, we also use 1/2 gallon mason jars for honey and chocolate, and buy them new at the hardware store.