I understand that my job allows me to spent more time on the internet than most people but I am disappointed to see that this forum is not used more often. This forum should be a literal "hive" of activity. So much information could be passed back and forth between beekeepers, young and old alike. I have been keeping bees for 5 years and have learned a great deal in that time, but I know there are beekeepers out there with much more knowledge than I have and new beekeepers that are looking to learn from us all. I would like to see more of the 256 registered members post on this forum. Lets all take some extra time and talk, swap stories, trade secrets, ask questions, help each other out. I am always interested in how other beekeepers are doing in different areas of the country and the world. Don't hold back, this is a great opportunity here, lets not waste it. Thanks for listening. Happy beekeeping!!