Hey everyone I am from NC and I live on the virginia border and I have 3 stands of bees that I have had for 3 years now. My grandpa and his friend have around a 100 stands and they helped me get started. I have recently started to research beekeeping on the internet and found way more information than I expected. I have been sharing the info that I have learned with my grandpa and his friend and they are amazed. Over the past year I have gained alot of knowledge on beekeeping and i have started to collect supplies for next year. I hope to have no less than 10 new stands this coming spring. I have helped my grandpa sence I was in highschool with bees and I feel like I can handle way more than 10 stands. This is an awsome forum and I hope to communicate with you all soon on issues and questions that I have.