I'm a 48 year old in southern Oklahoma. I,also,am new to beekeeping. I started out this spring with 12 hives. It was a little overwhelming at first but things are getting better. I am really glad I found this forum. Now I feel as if I have a place to go to get advice. I've been reading other posts and have already got a lot of questions answered. I'm sure glad to know there is help out there!! Thanks alot!!