Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Buy me a coffee - help me do more for you!

You have probably noticed that there is a lot of free stuff on my site at www.biobees.com - articles, videos, PDFs, a free forum, a podcast - and I am constantly looking for ways to produce more material for you.

I do this because I believe that this work is the best use of my time and energy, and that by giving freely, enough will come back to provide for my needs. Thanks to those of you who have bought my book, and those who have attended one of my weekend events, I have so far been able to 'make ends meet'.

Now I would very much like to make more videos, do more writing, and turn more of my workshop projects into plans and instructions for you to experiment with. This means making a total commitment and giving up other sources of income in order to spend as much time as possible working to provide you with new and exciting material.

My laptop has served me well for nearly six years and now needs replacing. My bee-wagon is over 13 years old and may not make it through another test. I am regularly asked to do talks which take up time with little or no payment - sometimes not even covering expenses.

I am not seeking sympathy - I know I am better off than most of the world's population because I have a roof over my head and food to eat - but I do want to provide the best possible service and I do need the tools for the job.

I don't want to charge a membership fee as I want to make this site accessible to all, regardless of income.

So - only if you can afford it and you value what I am doing - would you mind making a small donation to help me give you more?

You can donate a single amount - say, the price of a coffee - or if you feel that giving up a coffee once a month would not hurt anyway, you can make a regular donation if you wish!

If you can't make a donation, your verbal expressions of support are also helpful - so please keep them coming!

Thanks for all your support so far - I really appreciate it.


The Starved Idiot said...

your work is invaluable. happy to chip in for coffee. would you provide a link for this?

The Unusual Farmchick said...

Before I even read this entry, I wrote a blog post the other day about your fantastic sites and book. I am building 2 of the top bar hives. One, a gift for a friend & will buying 2 copies of your book. I will be giving a donation separate from the books when I come back to order but wanted to pipe in to say Thank you! I am in the U.S & Top Bar beehives are fairly new here in the mainstream topics. Your site has given me so much information and the courage to finally keep bee's. Thank you for the free plans. The budget friendly priced book and the great support you are sharing with all of us.

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