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  1. #41
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    Default Re: years invested until commercial

    Very nice. All things come to those who wait. How fortunate for you.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  2. #42
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    Default Re: years invested until commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Little View Post
    you went from 8 nucs to over 300 + in 3 years !? wow you must have invested a large chunk of money in bee packages or nucs ? And here i was a little concerned about buying another 5-6 this spring .Ben
    You have to figure at least $200 per hive. That covers brood chamber and supers, bee's and % of truck and forklift. I spend 20k or so each year on build up from my day job. Maybe some day I can get rid of the day job.

  3. #43
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    Default Re: years invested until commercial

    That's a large chunk of change ! 20 K ... That is my entire take home pay for the year. Wow.

    Another reason i would like to have a second income other than my wife to be's . With the price of gas rising and everything else effected by it going up , it's hard to live on that . even being very careful with our money , it's seems there isn't much left over LOL I'm sure there is a lot of people doing the same or worse , I am just trying to make the most out of my life .

    Ben

  4. #44
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    Default Re: years invested until commercial

    Very well said and put Joel.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: years invested until commercial

    Ben, what's your goal? What's your dream? What are you willing to give up to reach your goal or dream. I imagine that most people enjoy their standard of living and aren't willing to sacrifice it to become a full time beekeeper. If you are a good businessman maybe you don't have to. But, unless you can get your spouse fully involved and willing to travel w/ you, you will spend a lot of time apart. Michael Palmer and others like him being the exception.

    If you are serious about expansion into fulltime beekeeping and don't want to travel w/ your bees and spend a lot of time away from home and family follow Michael Palmers way. It works for him and works well.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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