I'm a retired 72 year old living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains (sourwood country) in VA near the NC border. I operated 3 to 6 healthy hives for 7 years as a hobby but sold evrything a few years ago because of back problems. Wish I hadn't because a titanium plate and fusion fixed the problem completely. Starting over in 2011 hoping to get at least 4 hives going again this year. Looking to get help from this forum. I also enjoy fly fishing, fly tying, shooting, reloading, woodworking and working my mini-farm in my so called golden years (more like tarnished brass).