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Oh, honey: Utahns helping bees survive by being backyard beekeepers

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    June 27, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    In addition to gardens, chickens and bees, we have found that a couple of milk goats are another great way to "live of the land." They don't take a lot of space, they are quiet and they aren't dirty. Their milk is delicious and more nutritious than cow's milk and can be used to make excellent yogurt, cheese and ice cream. There are some children that can't drink cow's milk who thrive on goat's milk. And, if you are away for a while, there are neighbors who jump at the chance to milk the goats in exchange for the milk.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    June 27, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    I have a little bit of honey in my food storage, I don't use honey a lot, but it will store forever if it is in a tight container. Do a web search of what the medical uses of honey are. We have silver in our food storage, we also have guns and ammo in our food storage, I believe that honey will be as great of a bartering item as silver or bullets will be if there was an extended emergency. Thanks for the article, going to buy more small containers of honey to add to what I have in my food storage.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    June 27, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    I love seeing people become concerned about issues such as honey bee population. I also love seeing people getting more concerned about where there food comes from and how it is grown, I think the natural food movement and people gardening and learning how to become more self sufficient is a wonderful thing.