Hey All- I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been wanting to keep bees for years and then in 2011, finally decided to take the plunge. I took a class at a local bee school and then got myself a warre and a ktbh for my 2012 Spring launch. My now-ex then decided to forbid me from keeping a second hive, so I only populated the warre last year - which ended up swarming and not producing a viable queen, which I sadly didn't notice because I was in the middle of getting divorced. The only good thing about a hive die-out is that it makes the whole business a lot easier to move!
So this year, I'm starting over - and have just dropped my KTBH off at a local farm who is hosting the hive and get my bees next weekend!
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy bee season!