Because their shipping seems a little high to me, I decided to drop by one afternoon for an order, since I was driving to visit my sister in Charlotte, NC.
I was really impressed with their set up. Friendly attitude---they treat each customer personally. Oops this may not be the right place to post this, I just realized...oh well.
Any way, while the fine gentlemen were accumulating my order of $250 worth of stuff, I figured it would take them a minute. So, I decided to take a stroll over to see Steve's beeyard. He has about 23 eight-frame white painted (3medium brood) hives, with the copper English tops. I don't recall any nucs but he could've had them there (just can't remember).
I strolled in front of his hives, about 10 feet away, and with those hives all lined up in a row like Arlington cemetery headstones, I felt like one of those Generals you see on TV reviewing the troops in formation.
About that time, bam, a worker was on me like white on rice. So I took a few steps away from the hives. She persisted. I kept walking. About several hundred yards later, she backed off. I immediately thought, "I bet Steve has Russians" But I don't know for a fact.
Does anyone know?