I've been trying to keep bees for two years now. I had some success and a lot of failure last year with one have that produced three gallons of honey and one that swarmed and never got close to being queen-right again. Neither maed it through the winter unfortuantely! So I started over with drawn comb and two nucs this spring. I of course had one nuce re-queen itslef shortly after they were set-up in a deep!!!!
Other than a little delay on the one hive, this year is going very well! Two supers on both hives with hopes of a thrid going on this weekend on the stronger colony.
I also do a lot of gardening, a little fishing, hunting and sailing. I've spent most of this summer moving our kids all over the mid-west for new jobs, etc.
I've been part of a couple other bee blogs and am looking forward to being a part of this one!