Hi, my name is Solomon. I am a beekeeper, but more than just keep bees as a business or hobby, I'm an educator. I travel around giving talks and answering questions to support new beekeepers in their effort to get started and in support of the bees who aren't in the greatest of conditions right now. Maybe you've heard about that.
I do a lot of work in educating beekeepers, but I don't get paid for most of it. I do have supporters of my podcast and I love them, but I have had a bunch of people tell me that they want to support my work with one time gifts and not on a per episode basis as with the podcast.
Let me be totally honest with you about my finances. I don't have another job. I am beekeeping full time and I pour my heart and soul into this work. I make less than $100 per podcast, and $200-250 for a speaking gig that usually takes 2-5 days all accounted. I am expanding so the bees aren't making me any money right now. But I am working on a book and like everything I do, it is educational. I hope it becomes THE beekeeping manual for treatment-free beekeeping generations to come.
I am not the sort of person to ask for money, nor am I good at it, as you can see. But if you have benefitted from my work, please contribute. If you support education, or small businesses, or the work of saving the bees, I am all of these.
The only thing I have to offer you right now is a signed copy of my book when it comes out as my thanks for your generous support. You'll be first on the list and I will address it to you personally. Actually, you already have access to all my work, podcast, website, Facebook group, videos, it's all yours. I offer it to you for free. I ask you to choose to support this work, as I support the work of other creators who are doing outstanding things in this world.