My bride and I have a 25 acre piece of dirt in the heart of the California gold rush country. A solar powered machine shop owns us and since we are stuch here the majority of the time we have animals to keep us busy. here are 17 goats, 4 chickens, 1 duck, a pig, a large white guardian dog that lives with the animals, a black rott that lives underfoot of my bride, and now around 40,000 bees that are on their way soon. I have been busy putting together boxes, frames and a bench to set them all on and painting everything that will experiance the weather. I am going to start with 4 hives and see where we go from there.