I retired recently and have decided that I would like to try keeping bees.
It appears that I am late in getting started this year as many suppliers have sold out of their packages, but that is fine. I am in the process of building hives and gathering equipment and information. If I am unable to get bees this year, I will be ready next year.
Actually, this will be my second entry into beekeeping. Years ago, my uncle gave my brother and myself a couple of hives. I do not remember all that went on with them, but we were totally unprepared, and probably starved them over the first winter. At any rate, those bees and the hives are long gone. I plan on doing a better job this time. Wish me luck!