Hello from Eastern PA
I have just moved to Eastern PA from Northern Minnesota. I sure do like the winters here compared to the ice box of the Minnesota tundra.
I have had bees since 1994. The part of the state I lived in is primarily conventional Big agriculture. As Big Ag moved in closer to my hives the more issues increased, mites, foul brood, etc. This year I found another organic farm that is 3 miles from Big Ag, so I am hoping that some of the issues will not continue.
I have been doing a lot of research into the CCD and Big Ag connection. I have found some really interesting paralelles. Will share them later.
Hope to join a local bee keepers group here soon.