A lil about me , I am from a small town North of Boston Mass called Ipswich . I work for a passenger railroad as a B&B mechanic aka bridges and buildings . I am a certified structual welder . As for my bee background goes , I have only helped my uncle back in the early 80s . I helped him collect the honey to be harvested , basically I was the humper . I now purchase honey from a local in my town , but he says 2011 will be his last yr doing it cause his hives are on their last legs . He`s on a fixed income and getting new ones is out of the question . I am pretty handy at wood work and want to surprise him with a new hive system ( Langs style ) . I have always been interested in beekeeping but never took my first step into it . This may be my chance to get more knowledge of the subject . Every yr I go to the local fair and first stop is the essex county beekeepers building to see the bees . I could watch them for hrs . Well guess I`ll stop yappn for now . If you want to know more or have any questions for me feel free to ask .