Hello all,
I am new at beekeeping this year, I started out with a 5 pound package of Italians and they have not dissappointed me. It is fascinating to sit with my 7 year old son and watch the bees work. I am left to wonder why didn't I discover this earlier? I am interested in overwintering and raising queens in Alaska to cut down on the expense of buying package bees every year. If anyone has any input please let me know.

Scott McBride