Income from bees

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GregV
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Income from bees

Postby GregV » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:37 pm

Since this topic of money making from the bees came up, I wonder...

Honey makes for a good alternative currency (very long shelf life) and can be used to barter directly for things. ;)

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Re: Income from bees

Postby Nordak » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:31 am

If we made honey the new gold standard, I'd still be broke. :mrgreen:

I like barter, though. My neighbors and I have an unspoken agreement in that regard. They supply me free range eggs and I give them honey when I have it. It's a good deal.

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Re: Income from bees

Postby GregV » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:48 am

Nordak wrote:If we made honey the new gold standard, I'd still be broke. :mrgreen:

I like barter, though. My neighbors and I have an unspoken agreement in that regard. They supply me free range eggs and I give them honey when I have it. It's a good deal.


Barter rules in many ways and I like it too, a lot.

This year I gave away for free lots of black currant cuttings (it is like I either mulch my excess OR some good people get a free bush plantation).
Pretty much everyone who took my cuttings, gave me something back - old combs (some with honey/pollen - really, really helpful to my nucs), old supers and frames for traps and such, a local TF QC!!, PayPal credit, and even $50 in cash!

Next spring I might post an ad here about my cuttings - for the cost of shipping.
I got about 6-7 black currant varieties because I am a big fan.
For preferential treatment - we can barter for something! :D

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Re: Income from bees

Postby Nordak » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:08 am

I don't know how you feel about blackberries, or whether they can be grown in your zone, but I have native blackberry brambles threatening to take over my yard. I could send you more than you could handle in exchange for currant cuttings. Bees love the blossoms, and the berries on these are nice and sweet. They are ripening as we speak. I love to snack on them while I'm out milling around the yard. They make a great cobbler.

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Re: Income from bees

Postby GregV » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:41 am

Ya; we can talk some plant exchange in spring, what not.

The currants make a good early spring bee pasture - though my bees totally ignore my own backyard.
I mean these bees of mine are worthless pollinators as for me.
Thanks God for the bumblebees and the like for all my fruit...


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