Hello fellow bee-keepers. Greetings all the way from the far east.
My name is Matthew. I co-run a foster home for blind orphans called Bethel (www.bethelchina.org) South West of Beijing. The foster home is located on 20 acres of organic farm featuring lost of different crops and flowers, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, horses, ducks, rabbits and, since last June...bees. I started keeping bees in order to enrich the farm, as a hobby...and hopefully as a small source of income. One day I quite simply hope to be a Master Bee-keeper. Till then I need all the help I can get. Out here there are no apiculture clubs, no hobbyists, no d.i.y.s. Just me, my hives and the phone number of someone that works for the China Bee-keepers Committee.
So it's very nice meeting you