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Offline FatherMichael

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Construction Has Begun
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:26:39 pm »
Site prep began today on a new shop in the back yard.

Mary and I have decided to build garden hives for a little extra retirement income in a few years.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 08:43:59 pm »
Nice to hear; Sound like a good spring project.  Be sure to share photos of the progress along the way!

Aloha from wet and soggy Hawaii...

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 09:38:45 pm »
Thats great. I make and sell OA vaporizer guns, even sold and shipped to Hawaii JurasicApiary. Pays for the sugar.
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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 09:23:03 am »
Thats great. I make and sell OA vaporizer guns, even sold and shipped to Hawaii JurasicApiary. Pays for the sugar.

A youtube video guy bought one from a fellow that makes them down in Florida. SteveO. Did he get his from you?
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 09:23:59 am »
Site prep began today on a new shop in the back yard.

Mary and I have decided to build garden hives for a little extra retirement income in a few years.

Good idea!
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 08:50:06 pm »
Thats great. I make and sell OA vaporizer guns, even sold and shipped to Hawaii JurasicApiary. Pays for the sugar.

A youtube video guy bought one from a fellow that makes them down in Florida. SteveO. Did he get his from you?   Yes he did and so did "Blanchard's Bees" youtube in Ia.
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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 09:17:12 pm »
Thats great. I make and sell OA vaporizer guns, even sold and shipped to Hawaii JurasicApiary. Pays for the sugar.

A youtube video guy bought one from a fellow that makes them down in Florida. SteveO. Did he get his from you?   Yes he did and so did "Blanchard's Bees" youtube in Ia.

Steve was really bragging on you. ✔️
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 09:28:37 pm »
I built my own a couple years ago. I am really proud of it.  I used an inkbird PID which is not necessary as there are other brands. It is just what was suggested to me at the time. I have it set up really good with the numbers, temperature wise, however I would not wish to build another. There was a lot of research involved. I would like to have a back-up just in case mine were to finally fail me. I will send a PM to you.




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For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 04:26:25 pm »
Slab for the new shop is now finished.  Richard Hernandez was my sub and Arturo did a great job finishing it.

20x12 feet -- not very big but I don't need any more room than that and it is nice addition to the property.

Now I will be have good lighting and plenty of electrical outlets!  I'll even be able to run my table saw at 240V.

My shop was half the garage before.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 05:45:10 pm »
Slab for the new shop is now finished.  Richard Hernandez was my sub and Arturo did a great job finishing it.

20x12 feet -- not very big but I don't need any more room than that and it is nice addition to the property.

Now I will be have good lighting and plenty of electrical outlets!  I'll even be able to run my table saw at 240V.

My shop was half the garage before.

Congratulations on your progress!
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 06:11:27 pm »
Changed my plans some.  Will put in a piece of brick wall 3' wide by 5' tall to put a little wood burning stove in there.

Building and repairing hives and equipment is done in winter, and I'll have plenty of scraps for kindling.

I wonder if Mary will bring me a sandwich.  ;-)
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2021, 08:31:47 am »
Site prep began today on a new shop in the back yard.

Mary and I have decided to build garden hives for a little extra retirement income in a few years.
I am wondering if you thought this through...  It is going to take a lot of garden hives to pay for this project.  Doesn't sound like retirement to me. LOL
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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2021, 11:09:16 am »
This sounds like my shop, and it will be as profitable as bees.  It will give me something to occupy my mind and  keep me from watching "The Bald and the UGLY".

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2021, 02:48:37 pm »
It'll keep me out of the Honky Tonks and bars. ;-)
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 03:24:41 pm »
Well that is a good thing then.
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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2021, 08:49:38 am »
Every man needs a man cave. I get the best work done out there, repairing household items, gardening prep, making bee frames. My 12X16 is small, especially with the riding lawnmower, but I stick built it myself on a monolith slab, and you are right, Michael..
A good, permanent, shingled shed increases property value.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2021, 08:52:05 pm »
Thanks, Bob!

Sold my first hive today, the one we call Mary's Hive, which she finished in such a nice way.

Our accountant was not willing to deduct expenses until we actually got some sales.

We have to do big things now while we are still working.  In a few years, living off of retirement, a few sales of honey and hives (and maybe bees (there seems to be a shortage of bees around here)) will give us chances to eat out or go see the kids.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2021, 01:15:45 pm »
Thanks, Bob!

Sold my first hive today, the one we call Mary's Hive, which she finished in such a nice way.

Our accountant was not willing to deduct expenses until we actually got some sales.

We have to do big things now while we are still working.  In a few years, living off of retirement, a few sales of honey and hives (and maybe bees (there seems to be a shortage of bees around here)) will give us chances to eat out or go see the kids.
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Re: Construction Has Begun
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2021, 05:59:41 pm »
Thanks, medic.

Only broke even on this hive.  But needed to get a sale on the books.

I've given away a lot of honey, too! lol

Honey from cotton crystalizes fairly quickly in the jar.  It has a unique taste.

So, I'll need to do some education leading to sales.

People around here live in the middle of their hundreds and thousands of acres of cotton fields.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2021, 07:24:29 pm »
Thanks, medic.

Only broke even on this hive.  But needed to get a sale on the books.

I've given away a lot of honey, too! lol

Honey from cotton crystalizes fairly quickly in the jar.  It has a unique taste.

So, I'll need to do some education leading to sales.

People around here live in the middle of their hundreds and thousands of acres of cotton fields.

I hope this works out just as your hopes for this endeavor are concerned... keep up the egos work and keep it fun :-)

« Last Edit: March 30, 2021, 07:35:13 pm by Ben Framed »
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.