Hi everyone, my name is Oakson and I'm a bedwet.....

No wait, wrong forum.

Anyhoo, I'm new to the forum, but have been keeping bees for about 4 years. Mostly I'm learning as I go, with the help of a prominent beekeeping journal. I have 5 or six hives depending on winter survival and available swarms in the spring. I've decided not to feed or medicate my bees. If they survive in nature, they can survive in my bee yard. You know, only the strong.....

I live in the Northeast (western NY) where the winters can be long and cold with plenty of snow. My winter survival rate is around 50-60 %. I'm looking forward to some interesting and informative discussions here.

Oakson