My wife and I have been making mead for the last 8 years or so and this year we decided to try raising bees so maybe we won't be buying honey some day.
We have two hives at our house and one at her Dad's. He keeps a fantastic vegetable garden and hoping the beed will boost it.
So far so good, packages installed last weekend. We checked that our queens are all out and are laying eggs on Wed.
Also finding how relaxing it is to watch the coming and going of the bees. Helps me to tune in the little details of nature.
Anyway - thanks for having this nice site to learn more about apiculture.
PS -Holmes, NY (Dutchess County) area