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May 31, honey, bees and marshmallows

I hope everyone is well.  I just finished watching the dragon dock the ISS.  It is good we have some good news to watch as our cities are burning around us and a pandemic is still rolling through our communities.  

A friend of mine lost their business last night.  Looted and burned.  She is one of the most giving and caring people I have ever met, and now she’s ruined.  Plus 15 people who were working for her are now unemployed.  I just don’t understand.  

The more that keeps going on, the more I look forward to owning a farm and just distance myself.  Beekeepers are kind of a solitary lot.

Soooo…remember when we hit about 100 backers and I promised everyone free lip balm?  Well, it’s still happening for all 403 backers.  Labels and the largest double boiler I’ve ever owned arrived yesterday.  I have all the bees wax, honey and other ingredients needed.  Just waiting on 500 tubes.   My daughter crafted the recipe years ago.  It is a huge hit Maine and Georgia.  

The one item that the whole kickstarter was created for arrived yesterday as well.  The chocolate tempering machine.  It’s just the right size and is going to be tested today.  

Other things on the todo list today is design lip balm labels, design two more honey labels and put on the web site.  Bottle honey for honey of the month club. And marshmallows.  So going to be a busy day.

A lot of stuff has arrived, so the production puzzle is starting to look complete.  Waiting on the tins, more chocolate, shipping boxes, etc.    

And today is the end of the month.  So any beeshirt orders that come today will be placed tonight.  Which is good, because the printer just sent me a 50% off coupon for today.  If you missed that update, the “Bought the farm” shirts are on the web site.

 Bee shirts Link 

Bought the farm

The Scotsman shirt is now there too.

OK, can’t type anymore.  Too much to do.  I am off to the kitchen.  It is going to be a radiohead and Simon and Garfunkel kind of day.

Everyone please be safe.  Please stay away from the violence and the virus.  Protesting is our right, but destroying people’s livelyhoods is wrong.  It doesn’t solve the problem.

In fact, call someone today and tell them you love them.  We need more of that spread around than anything else.

Love George and Marley

George Hatchell

Beekeeper, Chocolatier, Photographer, Hiker, Camper, Dad

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  1. Lucienne

    Hi George!
    Thank you for your updates. I very much look forward to reading them when they come out. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for bees, farming, and honey of course. I am so sorry to hear about your friend losing her business. It breaks my heart to hear stuff like that. I hope some help comes her way and that all is not lost. Please let me know if there is anyway to help her– like a go-fund me or something of the like.

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