It is no secret that I believe that if it is possible then every prepper out to have a beehive or two.
The uses of beeswax, honey, and propolis are almost endless, a hive produces items used for food, alcohol, medicine, light, and craft purposes.
My only concern with beekeeping is that there is a lot to learn.
The book Beekeeper’s Handbook helps with that, it is very accessible, has good illustrations, and has information for the new as well as the experienced beekeeper.
I use this book a lot in my attempts to keep bees, I will admit that while I enjoy watching the bees fly in and out of my hives, I really don’t enjoy beekeeping as much as I enjoy using the products of the hive.
I only bee keep for the preparedness and self-reliance aspects – its not a hobby or a profession with me. So I welcome any help I can get. Especially when the manuals I use give me what I need in a very concise manner without a lot of fluff.
I hope that the beekeeper’s handbook is useful to you, as I think it is a pretty good book.