Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Good News on the business front

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:05 AM
Original message
Good News on the business front
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11857014
nice heart warming story about a small start-up, that corporate America can learn from.

"Bees-ness is sweet"

<snip>
At $3 a pound, their prices are a little higher than their competitors'. There aren't many when it comes to local honey. Two beekeepers sell honey commercially: North Fork Valley Honey in Crawford and Ambrosia Honey in Parachute.

The boys made their pricing decision based on flavor and debt. Their honey gets rave reviews for taste because it begins with a lot of fruit pollen.

The boys also are financially beholden to a family friend, Dr. Jean Van Dusen, who invested $5,000 in the business. She said their characters were enough for collateral on the no-interest loan.
<snip>


http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11857014


just a nice story for a cold Saturday.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:16 AM
Response to Original message
1. Has the honeybee colony collapse ended yet?
Are bees still vanishing?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:28 AM
Response to Original message
2. I prefer to buy honey from local beekeepers too.
Tastes much better, and helps out the local keepers. I get bee pollen from them too, which is great for allergies, but has to come from the area in which you're living. So local is the only way to go.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:38 AM
Response to Original message
3. It's a two-fer business.
Hire out the bees to pollinate crops.
Sell the honey from said endeavor.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Jul 28th 2014, 05:54 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC