Great thought. I have limited funds for my hobbies. So I use recycling of items to do that.
ie: I make power generating windmill motors form defective Ecm fan motors from air-conditioning equipment..
Make my beekeeping tools from scap materials ( first smoker from large soup cans with a hose attached to blow smoke out. Mosquito netting made into bee Vail.( now use mosquito suit I by cheap). Hive boxes made from scrap wood ( saved up to get sawmill to cut my own lumber)
Beekeeping does not have a big cost to start with.
I know people that use the trunks of cutdown trees that carve out insdes then cut down centers to make two haves then add leather hinges then top and bottom so they have a natural cavity that the can open up and cut comb out of like downing a cutout from a structure.
Keep up the great work in bring beekeeping to more people.