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Blog entry by RusticElements posted 04-16-2009 03:58 PM 1440 reads 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sure most of you know I started building beehives. Well, I thought I’d write an article about the benefits of these special hives and see what happens. I submitted the article to Bee Culture magazine, and they accepted it! The article came out in the April issue and I’ve bees swamped with orders ever since. I am now 4 weeks behind in orders and they’re still coming in!

In case anybody’s interested, you can find the article here.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 04:05 PM

Really proud for you, guy. Man’s gotta eat and looks like you have hit upon the means to buy eats. Congratulations.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 04:20 PM

congrats man. I think I need to do that as well (not the beehives) but get the word out through an article in the local paper.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 05:14 PM

Now that was a really good idea! Congratulations!

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 05:21 PM

awesome! gonna check your article later when I get the chance to. Glad to hear you’re behind on orders :o) sometimes a little push goes a long way

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 04-16-2009 05:29 PM

Beautiful! Not only figured a way to make money and stay busy, sounds like you have improved on an existing design and advanced the science of bee keeping. WOW, far out! Love the honey bees. Great stuff….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 04-16-2009 07:24 PM

Innovation, gumption and talent, you got it! Good going!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 04-16-2009 08:57 PM

That’s the way to do it. Find a need and fill it. Good for you.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 09:52 PM

This is a very good way to drum up business. You looked at an existing solution, found a better one, and built a better mousetrap, or at least a better beehive.

I know of another woodworker who has looked something in a new light and raised business that way as well. I’ve seen people do those custom range boxes for shooters, and also custom ‘race’ boxes for people who race remote control cars.

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#9 posted 04-17-2009 04:27 AM

Great article! You never know what lurks around the corner unless you keep pushing forward. I love to hear success stories like this.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#10 posted 04-18-2009 01:01 AM

Great news Michael & well done on the article.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 04-22-2009 02:05 PM

Congrats!!! How exciting.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 04-29-2009 11:42 PM

Judging from the informative beehive article which seemed very well detailed and researched, I would say you richly deserve the added business that has resulted. This is a really good example of how to succeed by really trying!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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