This is my first post on this board. I've been reading for quite some time, and I figured it's about time I jumped in with my two cents worth.
This Spring brought my wife's and my first adventures in beehaving (We'll see if we can over-winter our two colonies before we call ourselves beekeepers). We live about 30 miles from Milwaukee in rural Waukesha County, and have been gardening, and "green", since the 60's. Unfortunately, over that period of time, we've seen our rural setting become more and more developed. Seems like 4000 sq. ft. homes are easier to raise than alfalfa and corn.
Well, I just don't see the honeybees around here like I used to. For more than any other reason, this is the reason we finally took the plunge. Little did I know they were going to be such interesting little critters? They're alot more entertaining than anything in or on the media!
Looking forward to learning and participating!