Crowdfunded beehive couple may crowdsource son's name
AS IF seeing his invention for harvesting honey becoming a multi-million dollar business wasn't enough of a shock to Cedar Anderson's world, now his partner Kylie has just given birth to the couple's first child.
The simple life of looking after his bees and tinkering on projects in the shed has given way to co-owning a business with (US) $8.5 million invested in less than a month, and now the joys and responsibilities of fatherhood.
The baby boy was born on March 31. The couple were expecting a girl and don't have any boy names picked out. Cedar said they are thinking of putting it out to the Flow Hive community to suggest some possible names.
Would you invite strangers in your business community to help name one of your children?
This poll ended on 09 April 2015.
Yes, why not? It's a bit of fun and you don't have to use the names they suggest.
Yes. It's important to maintain faith with your customers.
No. Naming your children is an intensely personal affair between you and your partner.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
So far 'Buzz' is the front runner.
"It has been a wild ride," Cedar, of The Channon, said, in what can only be taken as an understatement.
"The campaign doing so well, new baby; really it's baby, baby, baby and sneaking off to a do a bit of Flow Hive (work) when Kylie lets me. But it's so fantastic that we have such a great team of people working around the clock on the project.
"The baby coming a couple of weeks early meant I was off the job at a critical stage of the campaign."
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The crowd funding site IndieGoGo have extended the campaign period for 14 days, now finishing on April 19.
"We had originally wanted a longer funding period, as we thought it would take time to answer everyone's questions. We then decided to cut it short so we'd have time at the end of the campaign to take a breath and have our baby," said Cedar.
He added that both mum and his fourth generation beekeeper are doing well.
"We're back at home and absolutely over the moon. I just took him for a walk to see the beehives. He didn't open his eyes much but I'm sure he could smell the sweet melaleuca honey coming in."