I'm JD and I live in Mesquite, Texas - USA. My wife and myself are starting out in the 'getting back to a more simple life' and make your home pay for itself plan. This includes beekeeping, more gardening, alternative power supplementation, soap making, rasing chickens, welding, food storage, self-defense/home defense, etc...
I'm a real pretty darn good wordworker and computer technician as it is
(tooting my own horn...). We have lifetime memberships to Frontsight firearms training in Nevada (haven't attended yet). But in all we're trying to get serious about this without being stupid about spending frivilous money.
My wife is thrilled about the idea of harvesting honey and wax but I don't know about the rest of the family's enthusiasm about so many bees so close to the house and the neighbor's reactions.
My time online here will probably be somewhat limited but I do hope I can ask some questions and perhaps find some mentors going forward.
Have a good weekend all,