after 15 years away I am back in da bees. I have little or no idea what I'm doing as soooo much has changed, but I hate the thought of the bees disappearing as I'm sure many of you do. I started off buying a pretty strong colony from and established beekeeper and also some extra parts including some wet supers/hive bodies. I placed the extras in my back yard and after inspection today, they weren't getting robbed, but had a colony move in, queen and all. When I left the "biz" AHB was all the concern. Poo happens, I'll requeen every couple of years to be safe. Anyway, this is me, by way of introduction..I ride my scooter, I work a lot, and I think bees are great. There are a lot more pest/diseases than when I stopped, so I have much to learn. Much Much Much to learn.
I ask a lot of questions, I'm dumber than a box of rocks. Long and short of it is, nature had managed to keep the bees going despite our best efforts....