I am a married man in my forties, father to two boys (4.5 year old and a 2.5 year old) and one on the way. I am a history / economics / poli sci / geography highschool teacher by profession, but homeschool now. I'm moving to a homestead in the Ozarks on the Oklahoma / Arkansas / Missouri border later this month. I'm a genealogist attempting to get certified and member of the First Families of the Twin Territories, Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sons of the American Revolution. I'm a former paratrooper.
I've been interested in Beekeeping since my twenties but never was settled in one place long enough to do it. I was hustled into buying some hive kits from a Tulsa beekeeper two years ago, had to sell them back to him, but two months ago took a local beekeeping class, bought 3 hives and traded a friend for an old one he inherited and a bunch of parts. The used one has two deeps, and four shallows, two tops and bottoms.
I ordered two colonies of bees from the man that taught my local class (he is the largest supplier of Bees in Oklahoma), I havent figured out what I will do for the other two hives.
Forgive me if my beekeeping terminology isnt right yet, if the above doesnt make sense please let me know.
that is my introduction. thank everyone for volunteering your time to help on the forum