We did it!
Wow. I am totally blown away by everyone's support. You are such an amazing group of individuals. Thank you all so much!
Now it's time to roll up the old sleeves and get to work! I've got rewards to make, plans to lay and hives to order and build.
I'll keep you updated. Bee good!
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Regular updates on the project including photos and video.
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Mention on the Tanglewood Hollow Web site as a sponsor, plus everything above.
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A "Save the Honeybees" bumper sticker, plus all of the above.
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A pint jar of honey after the outyard's first season, plus all of the above.
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A full color calendar with hand picked photos of bees from our collection, plus all of the above.
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This is the "apitherapy package." None of the other rewards go with this one. Just bee products that some people use as health aids. You will get two pints of honey, a package of propolis and a package of freeze dried pollen. My honey is "rough filtered" meaning it has small propolis and wax particles in it from crush and strain harvesting that is strained through cheesecloth (you likely won't notice, but it's in there). It is always raw, so it will tend to crystallize. The bees will be in southwest Michigan surrounded by woodland. Many hay fields are in the harvest zone and very little, if any, sprayed monoculture that the bees will visit is nearby.
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An "I helped save the Honeybees" T-Shirt, plus all of the above.
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A framed 8x10 print of a honeybee photo, plus all of the above.
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One of the hives will be dedicated to the person of your choice with an engraved plaque, plus all of the above.
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Unfettered access to my brain. Bees, journalism, philosophy, photography, brewing, web design, sustainability or whatever you'd like to discuss. It's not much, but it's most of what I have... Plus all of the above.
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I'll come to your place (48 contiguous) and set up a top bar hive for you to keep. All the instructions and equipment you'll need. Plus all of the above.
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