Howdy! My name is Roland and I have been interested in bee keeping for quite some time. We are located in north/central Arkansas. My grandfather and great grandfather both kept bees here in the Ozarks going back to the late 1800s. I recently retired after many years of traveling the country to make my living and would like to get started keeping bees just as my forefathers did, now that I can devote the time necessary to care for the bees. We also keep milk goats and from them we get milk, cheese, yogurt and butter. I look forward to learning from other local bee keepers as well as information from sites such as this one.