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3 Steps to Becoming a Beekeeper on a Budget

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Several years ago, I decided to embark on a homesteading program in an effort to become healthier, more self-sufficient, and ultimately organic. While these are all noble ideals, the reality was more difficult to face. Over time, the neighborhood raccoon managed to pick off my chickens one-by-one, until they were all gone. The squash bugs demolished my squash plants year after year. The squirrels and birds took most of my fruits. Yet the one thing that has persisted is my hive of bees.
Keeping bees wasn't easy right away either. The first year I ordered bees, I had started too late. By the...
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