I helped on a few cutouts this summer, starting with one in my own house. I have been studying via youtube, and working with two friends of mine. I think I am hooked on beekeeping now. I just bought a pile of used boxes and all equipment from craigslist. With that came enough new boxes to start 3 or 4 hives. Included are mant frames with old wax. I plan to melt and filter what I can, and reuse the frames. I have a few NUC bait boxes that I will set out early next spring, and hope to capture my first colony.
I also have another hobby, making biodiesel fuel from used cooking oil. Then I make liquid glycerin soap from the glycerin byproduct. www.fullcyclesoap.com