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Beekeeping can be as simple or complex, as expensive or inexpensive as you make it.  It just depends on what your goals, budget, and willingness to work.
 
In today's show, David talks about the basics of top bar beekeeping, a simple method of keeping bees that only requires a bare minimum of gear, and is well suited to the preparedness/self reliant lifestyle.
 
There are some drawbacks to beekeeping this way, the most observable is that you get less honey and more wax than with "traditional" box style hives, but, as David explains, that may be a plus.
 

This is a very valuable resource that preppers should not discount, as honey is invaluable both as a sweeter, a base for alcohol, and as a medicine.  The wax also has hundreds of very important uses in it's own right.

David Nash
Owner of the Shepherd School and author of Understanding the Use of Handguns and the upcoming 52 Projects for a Self Reliant Life

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