Re: Another noninterventional beekeeper.....
I have to confess that I was guilty of some of that optimism coming back to beekeeping this year after a twenty year hiatus. During 1975-6 to 1992 when I kept bees, beekeeping was easy. Small hive beetle and varroa mites have hugely increased complexity in the balance of the hive for a beekeeper. Bees (most notably the queens) were different then too.
Last edited by Lburou; 12-30-2012 at 10:26 AM.
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)