KEEP CHECKING IN! I'M IN "RESTOCK MODE" AND WILL BE TRYING TO ADD NEW ITEMS TO THE WEBSITE AS WELL!

 
 

EVERYTHING NOW IS ALL ABOUT INSTANT GRATIFICATION...... I DON'T AGREE WITH THAT....I FIND THAT IF YOU TRY TO SLOW DOWN AND JUST ENJOY WHAT EVER YOU ARE DOING IN THE MOMENT YOU TEND TO PUT MORE EFFORT INTO THINGS AND TAKE MORE PRIDE IN WHAT EVER YOU ARE DOING. FOR ME BEING A BLACKSMITH AND BEEKEEPER I ENJOY THE PROCESS OF EVERYTHING I MAKE OR DO, I ALWAYS SLOW DOWN AND TAKE IN THE JOY OF EVERY HAMMER BLOW TO THE ANVIL OR EVERY PUFF OF SMOKE OUT OF MY BEE SMOKER! I LOVE TO MAKE THINGS, BEE OUTSIDE, LOOK AT THE TREES, WATCH THE SEASONS CHANGE AND ENJOY AS MUCH AS I CAN.

HI MY NAME IS ANDY. I'M IN MY LATE 20'S AND I WAS INSPIRED TO BECOME A BLACKSMITH FROM JUST A SIMPLE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH MY SISTER ABOUT MAYBE TRYING IT OUT ONE DAY. I STARTED OUT WITH A GUTTED OUT PROPANE GRILL AS A FORGE AND A RAIL ROAD TRACK AS A ANVIL. FROM THERE I CAUGHT THE BUG..... AS FAR AS BECOMING A BEE KEEPER IT WAS YET AGAIN A QUICK CONVERSATION WITH MY SISTER. SHE WAS TELLING ME ABOUT HOW SHE HAD TO WRITE A PAPER ON BURT SHAVITZ. (BURT FROM BURTS BEES) I GOT CURIOUS AND WENT RIGHT TO THE INTERNET TO LOOK UP BEE KEEPING INFORMATION. AFTER WONDERING WHAT IT WAS LIKE I SAID "F IT YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE LETS TRY IT" AND TO THE AG STORE I WENT. AFTER A COUPLE YEARS OF IT I GOT MORE HIVES AND STARTED TO COLLECT LOOSE BEESWAX IN THE HIVES AND ENDED UP WITH A LOT OF IT. I REPURPOSED THAT LAYING AROUND BEESWAX INTO PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS! I LOVE MY HIVES. EVERYONE THINKS BEES ARE SCARY.  THEY ARE THE EXACT OPPOSITE. HONEY BEES ARE LIKE LITTLE GENTLE FLYING TEDDY BEARS! I SWEAR I'M NOT CRAZY HAHA.

RIGHT NOW MY GOAL IN LIFE IS TO BE ABLE TO BUILD A SUGAR SHACK FOR MAPLE SYRUP, HONEY, JAMES, CANDIES, AND MUCH MORE ALONG WITH A BLACKSMITH SHOP AND WOOD WORKING SHOP. I FIGURED IF I START SELLING MY HAND FORGED AND BEE PRODUCTS I WOULD BE ABLE TO SAVE UP ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPLETE THIS DREAM AND BE ABLE TO TEACH CLASSES HAVE TOURS AND HAVE A SMALL STORE PEOPLE CAN VISIT! I WOULD LOVE TO HELP THE NATIVE BEE POPULATION GROW BACK TO STRENGTH IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL. ANYWAYS THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE SITE! ANY QUESTIONS GO TO THE CONTACT PAGE AND EMAIL ME. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON AND REMEMBER TO ENJOY THE SMALLER THINGS IN LIFE!

CONTACT

If any questions my email is the best way to get ahold of me. If you call and there is no answer please leave an email so I can get the appropriate answers for your question.

 
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