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  1. #1
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    Default Easy Money!! Easy Money!!



    Hey! "I want to be a commercial beekeeper!"
    Why? So that I can get in on some of that easy, easy money!
    Why, I hear that all they do is drive forklifts and send out invoices.
    I'm just dreaming of the day I can set under the shadetree, sip lemonaid, and be a commercial beekeeper!!!
    Easy money, easy money.

    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    If it was easy everyone would be doing it.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    LOVE it....

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Put ur money in ur wallet and it won't blow around like that....

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    That money would come a whole lot easier if you kept your hives right side up. Where'd you learn beekeeping?
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    That looks more like a " sideliner" to me.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Are you kidding? There's LOTS of money in beekeeping . . . most of it is MINE!
    Once the bee is inside, Mr. Veil is no longer your friend.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Quote Originally Posted by khicks12 View Post
    Are you kidding? There's LOTS of money in beekeeping . . . most of it is MINE!
    Now THAT is a truly brilliant statement!

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Well Harry, things can always get worse....
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...e/100_0687.jpg

    (Not mine, John Millers)

    So what happened?
    Last edited by loggermike; 09-23-2013 at 12:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Ooooof! I suppose I have seen worse, but still can't be fun.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    [QUOTE=loggermike;1003247]Well Harry, things can always get worse....
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...e/100_0687.jpg[QUOTE]

    What are we looking at here?!?

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    That doesn't look like a good way to move hives Harry. I'd go back to using the hot rod.
    "Mmmmm...... I love the smell of Foundation in the morning."

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    Quote Originally Posted by loggermike View Post
    Well Harry, things can always get worse....
    So what happened?
    Just another day in paradise Mike!
    Actually, I had about 300 hives in radish with this grower. One day my cell phone rings and he says,"Harry,,,,I have something to tell you".
    I knew instantly that this was not going to be good news.
    The irrigation gun that you see in the picture got off the gunway and snagged a strap on a pallet.
    The gun then drug that pallet along until it made contact with the next pallet and the next, and the next rolling them over on their side, tops, twisting and mangeling a total of 24 hives (six pallets).
    The first thing I thought of upon viewing the mess as I drove up was a brand new thread that someone had started on this forum that morning dreaming about becoming a commercial beekeeper.
    So I called my daughter and asked her to come out and shoot some pics.
    It was about 95 deg F and humid that day.
    Easy money, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy money!!
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    i feel your pain harry i feel your pain. logger mike what happend there in cali almonds was it vandals. bears? do tell.

    also i see how his pallets are set up that the hives dont have a entrance close to each other. its opposite front to back on each hive on the pallet. i have wondered if that is a big problem when two big hives are close together and hanging on the front. seems like it would be better to keep them opposite. to help prevent fighting and spread of other problems. what have you all got to say about that.
    Last edited by mnbeekeeper; 09-23-2013 at 04:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Easy money? More like easily spent and easily broke.
    Will Gruenwald Chilliwack BC

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Btw: Harry, I love your tagline.

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    Going to have to re paint those perfect looking hives, there will be scuff marks on them now!

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    That is why I stay away from pollination jobs. I keep all my hives in the woods so only trees can smash them.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Looks like you are going to have to invest in heavier straps. There goes the profit margin again.

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    Default Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    Sorry Harry, Sounds like it was 'worse'!

    The deal with Millers hives was a spray rig snagged it and dragged it.Someone should start a thread called 'Hits I have taken while getting rich(or broke) in the bee business' or something like that. Sometimes it seems like everything is out to 'get' the bees.

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