Sunday, June 16, 2013

30 Days of Survival - Day 12 - Learn about Bees


Yes bees.

Like worms, bees are very handy for a prepper to have some knowledge of. No matter where you live you can have bees if you are resourceful.

Even downtown big city apartment dwellers can have bees. You just need to find a building owner who will let you put some hives on the roof.

Before you tune me out completely notice the title "learn about bees". I realize bees are not for everyone, but everyone can get to know a bee keeper. And that is your task for day 12.

There are bee keeping clubs everywhere. If you can't find one just call your county extension agent and they should be able to put you in contact with a local bee keeper.

Go to some club meetings, take a seminar (most clubs put one on every year), and find a keeper who will take you with them once in a while (even if you stand 50 yards away while they work the hives). Work your way into it slowly if you are interested.

So why bees?

Bees are pollinators, they will improve your garden. They also produce this wonderful thing called honey. Honey is and will be a wonderful barter item if there is ever a SHTF situation. There is also the wonderful bees wax that will be good for all sorts of things from candles to herbal salves.

Take some time and learn about these little insects, you won't bee sorry.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,


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