Hello from NW Louisiana, I've been lurking quite a bit for the last month or so, trying to learn as much as possible. I currently have one hive and a nuc that I put a swarm into a few days ago (probably from my other hive). This is my first year with bees and while most of my family and friends think I have truely gone off the deep end this time, I'm having a great time.
I got interested in bees when I noticed a drop in the numbers that visited the farm for the last several years, and decided to learn more about them. I am still trying to learn about swarm control, hive maintenence, and what is "necessary" vs. what is "nice."