My name is Jacob Jordan. I've been an apiarist for about five years. However, I just started back into beekeeping last year after about a ten year hiatus. Last spring I started with three packages of bees. From those initial packages I now have about half a dozen full size colonies and 10-15 nucs/mating nucs. This time back into beekeeping I have become particularly interested in raising queens and some nucs to sell locally. I came across this forum a few months ago and found it very interesting. I really like the articles and forums. It is nice to be able to pick the brains of such experienced apiarist and read their posts. Thanks everybody!