My wife and I are just starting with Honey Bees. We have our suits. smoker, hives, etc. and are waiting for our packages to arrive.
We are starting Carniolans and may try adding VSH, Russians or both next year.
A little about us. I am an electrician by day. At night I become a farmer tending 4 acres of apple and pear trees, 1/2+ acre of Red Raspberries, a few rows of Currants and Goosberries, 30+ PawPaw trees, assorted Peach, Cherry, Persimmon, Quince and a few nut trees for good measure. My wife looks after 3 three year old kids during the day and me at night.
We're getting into bees mostly for the pollinating but also looking forward to being able to offer honey for sale as well.