My name is Ken and I'm new to this forum and to beekeeping. I got started last year right before the wild fires of Souther California broke out. Unfortunately the fires took my hives. Our home was spared and I'm grateful for that.
So, I immediately ordered new woorware and packaged bees and went to work building. The hives are doing great. I'm now very interested in trying my hand at rearing queens.
You can go to my website http://honeybeesonly.com if you want to check out some pictures of my bee yard and some of the local food the bees like.
Check me out at: http://honeybeesonly.com
Search on queen rearing and you'll find many discussions on the topic.