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« on: March 05, 2013, 10:25:36 AM »

In europe specialty honey is highly respected by consumers who will pay a premium.

Here is an excerpt from an article on urban rooftop hives, these on the rooftop of the Paris Opera House! I've seen this guy in a youtube but can't find it now (he referred to the pesticide disaster in France) I'd appreciate the link if anyone can find it Smiley

I had to do the math on 1000 lbs at 44 bucks per and 5 hives labor!

hmmmm .... maybe if I buy an Opera house ....

André Lemaire, a beekeeping instructor at the Jardin du Luxembourg, says of the city bees: “They can go
to work earlier in the morning and return later at night,” and are two to three times more productive than their rural
kin. That may account for Paucton’s harvest, which he says is over 200 pounds of honey from each of his five
hives. Even at that, he cannot keep up with the demand for his intensely floral “Opera Honey,” which is sold in the
opera shop and Fauchon’s, the famous food emporium, at US$12 for a 125 gram jar -- less than 4.5 ounces (which
comes to about $44 a pound). But the great reward for Paucton is that beekeeping has taught him: “I was a bit hot
tempered, but I’ve learned respect and calm and patience.


Here is the link to the article. Wish there was an Opera house in town. Maybe I could put a hive at the top of the CN Tower?

http://www.meamcneil.com/Rooftop%20Aviary.pdf
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 11:14:18 AM »

At $44 per pound I'm having trouble coming up with a place I wouldn't want to put them.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 11:22:44 AM »

I wonder how much $$ per pound they charge for the White House honey?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »

I wonder how much $$ per pound they charge for the White House honey?

I wouldnt pay 1 cent
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 08:25:28 PM »

Very interesting ... in Canada we couldn't   pay 1 cent ....as they've stopped circulating them
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 10:23:37 PM »

What!?, I don't understand, do you mean that you don't have any hives on the roof of your local theater?  grin

Doesn't everybody have there hive there??  grin

I have had them on our towns theater roof for 3 years now, got in both the local papers, local,regional and national TV stations and radio interviewed me and my bees  grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 10:28:03 PM »

Edward, do you get $44 a pound?

It's awesome that you have your hives on the roofs of the Theater.  applause applause applause

Some of us live in areas of.....how should I say this.....less culture.  grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 10:31:07 PM »

Very interesting ... in Canada we couldn't  pay 1 cent ....as they've stopped circulating them

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen many Canadian cents in my pockets for a while!

I just figured they were all getting held up by the boarder patrol  laugh
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 10:41:22 PM »

Theater honey  grin

 grin TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE  grin


160 skr  - 200 Swedish crowns per kilo

25-31 dollars per kilo if my math and exchange rate are correct

mvh edward  tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 12:31:58 AM »

Wow Edward,

Thats pretty good works out to about $10 to $12 dollars a pound. Thats better than the $8 a pound we get around here. That is assuming a kilo is around 2.5lbs.  Smiley

David

ps. But I do live in the country away from the city. Who know what I could get downtown.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 11:18:10 AM »

Theater honey  grin

 grin TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE  grin


160 skr  - 200 Swedish crowns per kilo

25-31 dollars per kilo if my math and exchange rate are correct

mvh edward  tongue

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 12:11:36 PM »

Hey Edward,

This time of year is there much day light where you live?

David
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 01:43:02 PM »

The worst is over  rainbow sunflower today the sun rose 06.33 and set at 17.30 rainbow sunflower

Its a little less than 2 weeks to the equinox when day and night are the same length, this far north the light lingers longer after the sun goes down so the day are a little longer than sun rise sun set.

Things are a little easier when the days are longer, soon my bees will bee flying again and even my spirits when I can finally visit them again,  grin one of the hardest things is I miss my bees in the winter months and beeing surrounded buy nature and green fields.  rainbow sunflower

WHOOOHOOOOOW  grin


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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 03:42:06 PM »

Wow!!!

I thought it would be much different than here.

Sunrise 6:58, Sunset 6:38

It seems from my limited knowledge that the languages of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are similar. Is this true? And even though I am sure there a some differences can you understand each other when each is speaking in their native languages?  Just curious.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 04:07:05 PM »

Swedish and Norwegian are almost the same , Danish takes a little more concentration.
 Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have fought and moved borders a lot depending on who was stronger, but nowadays we are good neighbors and have had many years of treaties and trade.

Finish is a Slavic language and is not the same, but they have had Swedish as a second language and many Finn's can speak Swedish, They may have been forced to learn it in school, but I would think that they now prioritize English, and may bee Russian now that they have woken from there red sleep.

Sweden is a long country so the temperatures and winter vary, my sister lives in the north and has the midnight sun.
Many hours for the bees to fly and forage nectar  grin

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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2013, 05:13:35 PM »

Thanks Edward,

I love knowledge and information.

Regards

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 10:15:45 PM »

Very interesting ... in Canada we couldn't   pay 1 cent ....as they've stopped circulating them

But you still got the Loonie??
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013, 10:24:35 PM »

But he wouldn't trade his loonie for our buck.   
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 01:36:42 PM »

We have not only a Loonie ... but also a toonie! This week our canadian dollar started to move down against foreign currencies including The American Buck. I think it opened today at $100 canadian = $97 American. BUT ... bought a cooler at walmart in New Hampshire last year was $39.99 NO TAX! Same (almost) cooler here was $69.99 PLUS 13% = $79.89!!!  I say "Live Free Or Die"!
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2013, 03:12:25 PM »

we used to be able to say that...... then came inauguration day 2008!
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2013, 02:51:05 AM »

We have not only a Loonie ... but also a toonie! This week our canadian dollar started to move down against foreign currencies including The American Buck. I think it opened today at $100 canadian = $97 American. BUT ... bought a cooler at walmart in New Hampshire last year was $39.99 NO TAX! Same (almost) cooler here was $69.99 PLUS 13% = $79.89!!!  I say "Live Free Or Die"!

OOOUCH!! I know gas prices have always been much higher in Canada. Even after figuring the liter.

My first time to Canada (I have to tell this story) after crossing the bridge at Erie my 1st concern was the speed limit. So keeping a sharp lookout for a speed sign I finally saw one over the hood of a truck which said "Speed Limit 100....". Which was all I saw. My first thought - Gee, 100! Wow! so hit the gas pedal as I had a long drive up to North Bay and I had just entered Canada with Toronto still 2 hrs away.

Well, I was passing other vehicles and thinking - These Canadians are afraid to even drive at their own speed limit - gotta admit, at 100 mph I was making good time!

A few miles further down the road I saw another speed limit sign that said "Speed Limit 100 KPH - I thought, what the heck is this KPH crap!! Then it dawned on me. Wow wonder I had not ran across any of those dudes in the red coats!! So, slowed down and cruised like everyone else.
 
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 09:08:41 AM »

Yup, Canada is Metric! Good move Pierre Trudeau (bossman in the 60's and 70'). Imagine Obama suggesting every traffic sign in the U.S.A. be taken down and replaced by metric? Good idea?(not). Stimulate the economy! Now Pierre's son Justin, is making a  move to take over leadership of his dads political party.

It's getting to be the same all over the world though. Government of the Corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation.

I still look at the temperature and mentally do a conversion to fahrenheit,  If it's 30 times 2 is 60 less 10% is 54 plus 32 is 86. OK it's toasty out! Minus 10 times 2 is minus 20 less 10 percent is minus 22 plus 32 is 10 degrees ... get my gloves.

Best not to get into Canadian politics tho', I'd be about the only one commenting and I might start arguing with myself! butt kick
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 01:41:02 PM »

A few miles further down the road I saw another speed limit sign that said "Speed Limit 100 KPH - I thought, what the heck is this KPH crap!! Then it dawned on me. Wow wonder I had not ran across any of those dudes in the red coats!! So, slowed down and cruised like everyone else.


 lau lau lau hehehehe, ignorance is bliss lau lau lau



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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 02:07:25 PM »

One summer while living in New Hampshire, I decided to beat our 4th of July traffic by traveling back to Michigan on July 1st.  I would cut across Ontario from Buffalo to Port Huron.  All was going well until I got to Buffalo and tried to cross the boarder. Smiley  LOL, guess what day Canada celebrates it's history on. grin
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 03:59:43 PM »

One summer while living in New Hampshire, I decided to beat our 4th of July traffic by traveling back to Michigan on July 1st.  I would cut across Ontario from Buffalo to Port Huron.  All was going well until I got to Buffalo and tried to cross the boarder. Smiley  LOL, guess what day Canada celebrates it's history on. grin

Bet you bought all your gas before  ... or after Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 11:56:43 PM »

Yup, Canada is Metric! Good move Pierre Trudeau (bossman in the 60's and 70'). Imagine Obama suggesting every traffic sign in the U.S.A. be taken down and replaced by metric? Good idea?(not). Stimulate the economy! Now Pierre's son Justin, is making a  move to take over leadership of his dads political party.

It's getting to be the same all over the world though. Government of the Corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation.

I still look at the temperature and mentally do a conversion to fahrenheit,  If it's 30 times 2 is 60 less 10% is 54 plus 32 is 86. OK it's toasty out! Minus 10 times 2 is minus 20 less 10 percent is minus 22 plus 32 is 10 degrees ... get my gloves.

Best not to get into Canadian politics tho', I'd be about the only one commenting and I might start arguing with myself! butt kick

Yeah, I feel for you folks. Especially the sales tax structure; what's considered necessities and what not, etc.

But you are right, getting that way down here. Our current political leadership is hell bent on destroying this country.
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2013, 10:06:15 AM »

Honey here in texas is about .50 oz; $8.00 pint; $16.00 quart
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2013, 11:44:57 AM »

A tad less here in NC. I think a pint goes for around $6.00.

I was visiting some Amish friends of mine a few days ago and was informed that if I start producing honey to let them know. Not sure of their intentions, but something to think about. My initial reasoning for getting back into bees was the pollination factor because I have noticed a decline in honey bees over the past few years with not a single sighting last year. I can only hope that ay bees I start oput with won't be going that route over time.
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