I have been looking on Bee Source for couple years. Lots of good advise, some I have used myself. I have 18 hives all in Medium 8 frame equipment. Been a Paramedic for 24 years. The bees are my stress reliever. Woodworking, gardening and thing outdoors. Enjoy keeping up my humble little 4 acres of land. Fish & Hunting I also enjoy. Been married for 24 years, my Wife also works with the bees. Two kids or should say young adults, Son that's 18 and Daughter 16. Both also help with the bees. My son has two hives of his own from a swarm he caught. God is always first in my life, Our Christian faith is very important to us.