My wife and I made the move from the city to the country last year, to get into a healthier life. We had an interest in raising bees, and found that we could also get an agricultural exemption for beekeeping. Originally, the plan was to get some outside help from the fellow who hooked us up with the hives, but it's becoming apparent that the bulk (read: all) of the work will fall to us, so I'm here to learn everything I can. We have nine hives that were set up last month, two have colonies in them, and those bees are currently raiding the hummingbird feeders along with everything else they can find. We have plans to have some crops and some chickens, but that is looking like a spring plan. Anyhow, I'm glad to be here and looking forward to meeting up with folks who have already learned what I need to know.