This instructable will tell you how to harvest your honey without spending a lot of money.
So I decide to try my hand at bee keeping. I bought a hive and some bees. Made sure they had plenty of flowers and water to feed on, treated them for mites as recommended and didn't harvest any of their honey. Low and behold I went out to check on them during a January warm spell and they were all dead. Since the sole reason I hadn't touched their honey stores was to make sure they had enough food for the winter I decided to harvest some of the honey for myself.
The picture was taken on day one of my bee keeping adventure when I was installing the new bees.