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Save the Honey Bees via Kickstarter!

The Yummy Tummy Farms LLC Kickstarter 2015 project is up and running! Yummy Tummy Farms LLC is passionate about helping honey bees thrive in our urban / suburban environment. We do significant outreach through every medium and opportunity; for example, various Farmers Markets, Holiday Fairs, Facebook, our website and our blog. One of the many subjects that we engage visitors to our table and or booth is about the possibility of hosting honey bee hives in their backyards. The main reason we ask people if they can host honey bee hives is that we get significant calls in the spring and summer months to come and rescue homeless honey bee colonies. Honey bees become homeless as a normal genetic drive to procreate as demonstrated through swarming behavior. The result of swarming behavior frequently is that honey bees take up temporary residence in people’s homes and businesses. Home and business owners are naturally concerned for their family’s and or customer’s respective safety. The best case scenario is that we can calm and reassure them allowing time to go and retrieve the honey bees and put them in a proper hive. Sometimes it is difficult to calm people due to irrational fears around being attacked or stung and the call turns into a race against an exterminator.

In order to save the most honey bees possible, we need to have hives pre-built and homes ready to receive the honey bees. One obstacle we face, due to funding issues, is that we have had to decline to help because of lack of funds to buy hive supplies. Another obstacle we face is the inability to timely extract honey to give us enough inventory to sell with which we could reinvest in equipment and hive supplies. Yummy Tummy Farms LLC does not own its own honey extracting machine and relies on borrowing an old manual extractor that requires significant time and energy resources to utilize.

I, Farmer Donald, am coming to you asking for your help to successfully fund this project. The project goal is to raise $2,500 for several needs some of which I named above. I hope you find my request compelling and take personal action by navigating to our Kickstarter campaign page and fund our project.

Respectfully,

Farmer Donald
Yummy Tummy farms LLC

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Holiday Farmers Market

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Festive seasonal organic honey and jam. Spring honey tastes of fruit tree blossoms; summer honey tastes slightly spicy- very complex; fall honey tastes of fennel and anise almost like very mild licorice flavor. Jams are plum, persimmon,  fig, Mandarin marmalade,  several other flavors. Patrons are using words like delightful and delicious to describe their tasting experiences. Happy farmer.

Sun Hive

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Biodynamic Beekeeping Model from Gaia Bees

Kickstarter Update: Motorized Honey Extractor and Voltage Converter Proposal

Yummy Tummy Farms recently received the approval and now our project is approved and posted! I (Farmer Donald) would be humbled and extremely appreciative if you would consider reading the proposal and then further consider supporting the project. Please send out the Kickstarter link below to everyone you know, tell family and friends how much you like the idea of a suburban farm and supporting honeybees. In alignment with this support, please post the link below on all of your social networks. If you are able to contribute at the correct level then there will be honey and other assorted goodies in your future. Please read more about the project proposal here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/316147735/motorized-honey-extractor-and-voltage-converter

UPDATE: The Motorized Honey Extractor and Voltage Converter Proposal was launched on July 12th and as of today July 17th the proposal is already 40% funded! 

This is humbling to say the least and I am so grateful to the six people that have pledged to invest in this proposal- thank you all very much. My plan was to update the yummy Tummy Farms community when the proposal reached certain intervals: 25%, 50%, 75%, and thinking optimistically; 100%. The pledged funding whipped right past 25% before I could find time to sit down and compose this update.

Bee Sweet!

 

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