Hi MuroxSeems like an interesting idea all round. Visited the main web site and tried the Region function, but it failed. Hope it gets sorted out.
Hi EnricoHad a look at the site. Not sure I like the fact that it gives a map of just where you ( and probably your hives) are! Quite like the idea though.
I wonder what the reaction would be if I put I sell raw artisan honey!
Not registered yet, I can sell all I have without the need for it so unlikely to but I am sure it will suit some
Thanks for flagging this up. Our shop does include vegan products, but not exclusively. We - and many people - value the important environmental contribution of bees and beekeepers.I'm sure your site will do well with the right marketing and promotion which I assume is already a work in progress?
The problem us beekeepers might have is on the 'About us' page part of your mission statement says "our mission is to bring you the best eco-friendly and ethical products...." the problem is that vegans don't regard beekeepers as 'ethical' as we keep a wild animal to produce our products. I'm sure they can use the filter but I think it's something you need to be aware of as I can see vegans being one of your prime target audiences.
Anyway good luck with your venture.
Hi SteveI remember joining a similar site when I first started beekeeping.
It worked well and my advertisment attracted customers from as far as 30 miles away.
In the end I removed my details from the site because I had obtained more custom than I needed.
So as far as helping advertise my honey at a good price it worked very well.
Unfortunately I did have one experience that could have caused problems.
A man came and bought a jar of honey and was asking all the usual questions people ask.
However I soon realised that the man new more about beekeeping than he first let on.
He was also trying to get me to tell him where my hives were sited.
I did not share this information with him, and I later discovered he had had similar conversations with another local Beekeeper.
And whilst no crime had been committed it did give me cause for some concern.
He never did return to buy any more honey.