This is going to be our final update before the end of the project. It has been an AMAZING experience! Please give it one last push by sharing this update in your email, on Facebook, sending it out on Twitter and Tumbr. Every contribution from increased backers makes for greater success. We will be buying more hives with any extra money, after we buy the extractor and bottling tanks. Each complete hive costs about three hundred dollars, so the extra backing will get eaten up quickly.
Natalie sells her honey on her web site (offering free delivery to Chippewa Falls and if you are not in a hurry, Eau Claire) She sells door to door. She sells at craft fairs. The demand for the honey is quite high. It's going to be great next year to have the additional production capacity to increase those sales. We still have high hopes of being ramped up enough by the following year to sell in the organic isle of our local grocery chain. Thank you so much for your part in helping aid those big plans.
We have also really appreciated the feedback and advice from other beekeepers we have gotten during the last thirty days. It has helped us better formulate our plans. It has helped us realize some of the things we thought we needed were not, and other things are more important. It has been a great learning experience for us!
Once the project is complete and we get the funds we will send out some more updates. We will show you how we go about getting the hives ready for our harsh Wisconsin winter. We want to show you the remodel job we will do on the honey harvesting room in the basement. Of course, there will also be the most exciting part, the delivery and unpacking of the new equipment you all helped us buy! There are lots of things we would like to show. We are very happy to have all of you backers along with us to share the journey.
Could we have done these things without Kickstarter? Sure, we could have. …eventually. But your help has put us on a much faster track. We will always appreciate the kindness you have shown us by the simple act of opening your wallet and giving a boost to an idea. We will continue to work hard to make a thirteen year olds dream move forward. Thank you backers!