It takes a lot of money to be a successful beekeeper these days. A rich mans folly, a foolish mans wally. None the less it keeps things interesting. That makes three lost hives in 2013 lost thus far. This not counting ones where the queen died or the bees swarmed. One wonderful thing has happened here. The bees we extracted from the Pointe at Southern have swarmed into the oak tree and found a hollow they prefer. It puts them at just about the same height they were at the Pointe and will serve well as an example of a wild hive in our teaching.
We have approached BB&T about financing for our operations enlargement. No word from them so far but then one should never rush into things and this gives us time to think on how to proceed. What is God calling for us to do? How will these bees fit into our daily lives. Ruth is quite able to do the things needed and she does so with pride and glee. It is like watching a kid at Christmas in some aspects and it pleases me to see her glee. I find myself wondering where all my glee has gone.
So, are we are seeking investors? Well I have drafted a detailed business plan and proposed the method and time frame of our advancements. Now to see what happens.
We were please to have Richard and Denise Lariscy help us with the recent extraction. Removing exterior fascia in a commercial living complex is something done with care and having Richard there by my side helped tremendously not unlike the help Ruth got from Denice. In just under four hours the bees were boxed and the six foot wall replaced. Thanks to our friends over at The Little Chicken Ranch.