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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« on: January 15, 2005, 10:06:02 PM »
My dads friend is getting me free bees, I can get up to 35 free colonies this summer, starting with 2-5, bye
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2005, 10:42:04 PM »
Wow Ryan, that's great!  I'm jealous of your free bees.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2005, 10:46:52 PM »
That is wonderful Ryan..... great news!

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2005, 12:13:34 AM »
I know,I am so happy, I dont have to buy thm now wich is great becuase I am pretty shure it is to late. Another great thing is that there will be quite a bit of bees since it was an old hive. bye
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2005, 06:16:50 PM »
More great news, I am getting between 35-50 colonies now or more, just as quick as I can get more hives or colonies. I also plan to split my strong hives in the spring and get more that way. My dad is really getting into it, if he builds a house out at his farm where the bees are going to be kept we are going to put a honey room and shop on the front. Are first goal is 1,000 hives. Once we get up to say 700 he will be able to go into the company full time and we will get to work with each other all the time like we have always dreamed of. We are mostly going to raise them for the sale of honey and products. I think once we reach are goal of 1,000 we might try raising queens and if we get more hives we will sell nucs too. I figure we can reach this goal in at least 5 to 6 years, bye!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2005, 06:31:56 PM »
Wow! What a cool goal. I'm sure you'll reach it too, and in no time be way beyond us "hobby" beekeepers. :)

It's great news Ryan.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2005, 06:53:58 PM »
It may become a job but it will always be a hobby do to we will get to do something that we both are into so much now. bye
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2005, 08:18:38 PM »
Hi Ryan,
That would be great! There was a Bee Culture article not long ago about a man who did just that. He started with 2 hives and now has 1,000, and he and his family are full time beekeepers.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2005, 08:52:38 PM »
Was it in the american bee journal? My grandpas friend let me borrow some of his to read and I read that one, I am trying to figure out how to order my own, do they have a site or phone number? I hope we can get going as soon as possible, the thing is we need a new road down into the woods becuase we are going to have a giant bee vally with a central feild and a central creek. If they need more food they can go to two other top feilds. In about all we will have 10 acres of feild space planted just for there harvesting, all the other land around us is farm land so there is plenty of pollen and such. bye

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2005, 09:43:01 PM »
sorry about the last post, must have not been logged in, bye
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2005, 12:12:31 AM »
:D  wow, thats awesome news ryan! your dads freind sounds like a very nice guy.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2005, 12:17:01 AM »
he is, I am going to put my name on the list as a catcher to, hope to get my name on all the list around here, bye
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2005, 07:31:40 AM »
Way to go
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2005, 08:56:39 AM »
Thanks Rog. bye
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2005, 03:27:34 PM »
Free bees i'm sooo jelous,lol. Yea i'll be adding 6 more colonies this year for a grand total of 7! Lucky 7, good luck man. Hopefully it'll be a good year for us Illinois people.


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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2005, 12:17:48 AM »
well if I want to be lucky than I will need 47 hives!!! Bye :D
Ryan Horn