Hi everyone! Im back as a new Beek after a few years away.. I helped my gandpa work his bees when I was a kid. Wow, a lot has changed in the last 40 years!
Late this summer I picked up a left over package from a local supplier. The bees had been unclaimed by the purchaser and the supplier had them in a deep with only about 6 frames drawn. I took them home to see if I could get them through the winter, so far so good. Fed them like crazy watched them draw and fill comb, raise brood and supersede the queen... now they a snug in a deep and 3 mediums in the back corner of the garden. They have been very patient with a old guy trying to re-learn how everything works. I'm looking forward to spring, hopefully a split and a couple of packages that are on order.
I've been reading everything I can get my hands, just trying to get current with all the new ideas and issues. I'm enjoying all the infomation... and opinions on this site.