Hi, My name is Chuck and after being interested in bees for years, I finally cleared my work schedule enough to give this endeavor as much attention as it deserves.. I retired. I have a small apple orchard, strawberries and a fairly large garden so I have relied on wild bees and now hope to cooperate with a bee colony to make my little farm work better.
i have read quite a bit about beekeeping (enough to know how much I have to learn!) and plan to attend a new beekeeper workshop locally but from what I have read on this site it looks very helpful.
I am fascinated by top bar hives, What do people think about those?