What does it cost to get started in beekeeping?

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a beekeeper, you’re probably wondering what it costs to get started. Here is a breakdown of some of the associated costs to start the hobby. This page contains affiliate links to the products that I use in my apiary. Using the links to purchase items won’t cost you any…

What did it cost to build my tiny house?

Tiny House Cost Breakdown The total build cost of the tiny house came in just under $22k. That number includes everything; trailer, frame, appliances, furnishings… everything. My initial target budget was about $16k, but I didn’t want to cut corners on things and had a good source of income, so I just rolled with it….

Making More Fig Trees

Figs are one of those natural ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. We have one tree at my folks house, but would love to plant more out at the farm property. To accomplish this, I would be taking some cuttings from our healthy tree, dipping them in some rooting hormone, and then putting them into…

Catching a Honey Bee Swarm

In the 7 years I’ve been beekeeping, I’ve had some hives swarm and leave. This year, I got one back. We were sitting in the kitchen when someone said, “The bees sure are active around that tree.” I looked out the window, and sure enough there was an excess amount of insect traffic. There weren’t…

Making Spearmint Tea From Scratch

To make tea you literally put leaves in hot water. That’s it. There doesn’t need to be all kinds of waste or packaging involved, however it does help to have a good steeping vessel to submerge into the water that keeps the leaves from floating around in the water. To make tea from scratch you…

Tiny House Virtual Tour

There were lots of challenges associated with this build and I had to learn a lot of new skills in the process. Overall I am extremely happy with the final result. I’ve now been living in the tiny house for the past month and I absolutely love it! Which is good, because I put 4…