Hello All! I am new to beekeeping myself but have been around my grandfather's bees for many years. We have 15 acres (about 10 still wooded with a pond) at the edge of the Hocking Hills outside Bremen, Ohio (SE of Lancaster). Our mini farm includes turkeys, geese, chickens, ducks, dairy goats, cats, dogs etc. I installed my deep nuc a week ago in my Bee Max hive and am going to do my first inspection tomorrow. I was thrilled when i found that there was an apiary only 7 miles from us (Ohio Homestead). I liked the idea of short travel time and bees that are already accustom to the climate and food sources in this area. They offer over wintered queens & brood that are a mix of several breeds. Our property also came with a built in day lilly business of about 1200 plants so hopefully this will be a happy home for my hive.