Good Evening Forum. I hope everyone is well tonight. My name is J. Bradley . Oh no , thats way to revealing ... How about John B.There. I'm a fourth generation beekeeper from Blythe, Ca. Actually both of my great-grandfathers were beekeepers but lo it was not pursued on my mothers side . However my fathers side continued the tradition. I like to think i was born with a hive tool in one hand and a hot knife in the other. Now theres been ups and downs, turns and twists but today im a twenty six year old beeman. I sideline my own while helping my uncle and dad. Plus i work a full time job .Needless to say I balance my time well. I've been browsing this forum for awhile and felt it may be time to pop in and introduce myself. To share and bask in the knowledge that is the bee source forum.