LumberJocks

How to find work during a recession

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by RusticElements posted 04-16-2009 03:58 PM 1334 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 - RusticElementArt.com - SpaceAware.org - AnConn.com



12 comments so far

View bamasawduster's profile

bamasawduster

320 posts in 3169 days


#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.

View Rustic's profile

Rustic

3238 posts in 3171 days


#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.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View bluchz's profile

bluchz

187 posts in 2948 days


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

Now that was a really good idea! Congratulations!

-- flash=250,100]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/sprxtrerme/BANNERS/thornax.swf[/flash]

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8525 posts in 3223 days


#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.

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 3102 days


#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.

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2656 posts in 3101 days


#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

View Russel's profile

Russel

2199 posts in 3514 days


#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 http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

View Jon3's profile

Jon3

497 posts in 3680 days


#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.

View closetguy's profile

closetguy

744 posts in 3467 days


#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 changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

21936 posts in 3426 days


#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

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 3735 days


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

Congrats!!! How exciting.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View stefang's profile

stefang

15512 posts in 2909 days


#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com