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    Find your local beekeepers association (here's mine)

    Apprentice under a master beekeeper, they will usually let you use and sell you their old used equipment. I worked for mine (providing free labor under his direction) for 8 weeks learning the ends and outs of bee keeping. During this time we worked up "my hive". The I bought the hive and he helped my move it to a friends of mines farm (about 3 miles from my house).

    Total cost was around $600 and I am hoping to get another hive this year from my current one.
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    Honey lasts almost forever. They've found it intact in Egyptian tombs. Just buy some & store it.

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    Sounds like a lot of work for something you can go to Sam's Club for and come home with a life time supply.
    If you want to do it as a hobby, it probably would be interesting.

    I have a friend that has 4 hives but lost 2 of them last year to Bee Colony Collapse. He's not giving up though, he really likes doing it. He even goes to Beekeeper conventions (or whatever they call them).
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    Beekeeper conventions
    They're called "Swarms" As in, they swarmed the Buffet, and then the Bar.
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    I think Beekeeper Conventions are held in conjunction with Epinephrine Sales Conventions.
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    The problem with keeping bees and honey in a SHTF situation is marauding bands of Winnie the Poohs.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

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    As most of you know I am a new farmer....well more of a hobby farmer I guess. My wife and i have talked about getting a hive or two but we have so many other things going right now it's on the back burner.

    I think I may try to host someones hive and let them do the work for now as long as we get some free honey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Honey lasts almost forever. They've found it intact in Egyptian tombs. Just buy some & store it.

    Then try humility, 'cause you've missed it...by a mile.
    Dude, lighten up......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    The problem with keeping bees and honey in a SHTF situation is marauding bands of Winnie the Poohs.

    I had a really bad case of the marauding Poohs once......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I think Beekeeper Conventions are held in conjunction with Epinephrine Sales Conventions.
    I think you're right! LOL
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    Re: Anybody make honey in case of a SHTF scenario?

    I would be Leary of buying store bought honey I heard some places have been adding corn syrup to the honey. I buy from a local man that has several hives. Honey made close to where you live is supposed to be good for allergies.

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    I don't consider honey as survival food, just something to pour over my survival pancakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Dude, lighten up......
    So you figure "I have never failed at anything yet" to be...lighthearted? Mine was a joke at what I certainly hoped was a joke. If you were serious, then I suppose mine was as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    ...marauding bands of Winnie the Poohs.
    Pooh Gangs scare the p-p-p-piglet outta' me!
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    Let us not forget about making "Whoopie"............
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