Re: Inspiration to keep going
There is no reality quite like a first hand testimonial. Your honesty is refreshing. Your reminding (or educating) folks about the Chinese honey dumping is right on the mark. It's a big part of the reason I find amusement in hearing how difficult it is, currently, to make a living in the bee business. I can clearly remember just hoping I could find a buyer for our honey at anything resembling a break even price. Virtually the only talk at bee meetings in those years was trying to get the federal government to institute (or retain) price supports. Just 10 years ago almond pollination was bringing around $40 and I was thrilled at the notion that it could help pay some of our spring startup costs. Guess you can't appreciate the good times until you have experienced the bad ones.
Originally Posted by Makin' Honey
"People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney