My husband, our kids (ages 4 and 7), and I live in west central Wisconsin. Not far from the Chippewa River. After several months of reading and watching videos we decided to buy a hive. We just installed a package of Buckfast/Italian bees last Friday. In our inexperienced eyes everything seems to be going well. Queen has been released. They are bringing in lots of pollen. We are due for a cold snap so I modified a chick waterer and placed it on the inner cover rather than having an entrance feeder. I'm worried our hives worst enemy will be our inexperience.
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I'm very happy to have found this forum and plan on doing lots of reading.