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  1. #1
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    Aug 2013
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    Crow Wing, MN
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    Default New to the beebiz

    This is my first post of many I hope. My husband has been driving truck for a few years now and we would like to start a business. He's looking to buying his own truck and I'll keep track of the financial aspect. Is there some advice and words of wisdom you could give us? We have two boys under 5 and this is a 5-10 year plan that we are greatly looking forward to bettering our family.


    I've looked all over for ideas of what to think about when starting your own trucking business, but no info is as useful as real life experiences. He has a company to work for he will be an owner operator but wants as much verbal knowledge and info before you heads out to get the hands on experience.

    Thank you so much for reading and any constructive advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Gina

  2. #2
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    Jan 2011
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    Nashville,"Golden Valley" TN
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    Default Re: New to the beebiz

    Crow Wing is a beautiful place, I went to the state park there and thought It would be a great place to have some hives.
    welcome to beesource.

  3. #3
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    Menomonee Falls, Wis.
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    Default Re: New to the beebiz

    I also enjoyed Crow Wing, and the LARGE beaver knawed down stump.

    Gives us more clues as to what help you want.

    Crazy Roland

  4. #4
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    Default Re: New to the beebiz

    I'm just looking for tools or any advice that has helped in being successful in the bee business. Programs for keeping financing organized, how to haul the bees (when to leave, how to keep them safe and make your time on the road count.) And then how to transition to having hives and making a life out of bee keeping and hauling.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
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    Menomonee Falls, Wis.
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    Default Re: New to the beebiz

    Wow!!!! What is your experience in bees? Number of hives for how long?

    Crazy Roland
    5th gen beekeeper
    Linden Apiary, est. 1852

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    Location
    Solano, California, USA
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    Default Re: New to the beebiz

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Wow!!!! ?
    Couple of things you will need to brush up on or acquire in short order.


    Commercial guys now days need to be somewhat adept at the each of the following:

    1. Biology
    2. Chemistry
    3. Public relations.
    4. Accounting
    5. Mechanics
    6. Government relations
    7. Human resources
    8. Woodworking
    9. Painting
    10. Metallurgy
    11. Marketing
    12. Salesmanship
    13. Industrial espionage
    14. Trucking
    15. Forklift operator
    16. Investigator
    17. ?????
    18. xxxxx
    19. xxxxx
    20. xxxxx


    Once you have all those things down you might start to theoretical imagine the possibilities of a day where you can crack a open a hive while holding yourself under the pretenses that eventual you will squeeze a dollar or two out of a few tiny black and yellow bugs just so you can continue to have the pleasure of being a semi-expert at all of the items listed above for a short while longer until some new issue plagues the beekeeping scene. All this while hopefully working in the most beautiful surroundings in God's green earth.

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