Started beekeeping this past July with 2 hives. I was going to start this year when I retire but the opportunity presented itself so I took it. I started the hives because as a kid I remembered so many bees on the boxwood hedges by the apartment house I lived in. When I looked around where I live now I couldn't find one honey bee,and it bothered me a lot. So read all that I could and found a beekeeper in my area who had 2 Nucs for sale and got started. I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would and now a couple of friends are asking about it.
It's nice to have a forum like this to steer us new to beekeeping in the right direction. Thanks. CraigNY