I kept bees from 2011 to 2014 starting in Colorado and ending in Tennessee. Due to multiple moves I had to give up my 5 colonies. I am now stable in KY living on an old abandoned apple orchard of 40 acres with 90 more overgrown acres on the other side of the road. Been here a year now and wanting bees again. I didn't see any honeybees here until I walked by a tree and heard a familiar buzz. Sure enough this tree (a deciduous tree with tiny white bell shaped flowers????) was covered with them. But they must be from far away as I rarely see them. Then while out bush hogging some sumac I saw it covered again. The bush hogging stopped. I have two packages with Russian queens coming soon. Can't wait! My intent this time around is to go as natural as possible with foundationless Langstroth hives. In part because I have lots of Langstroth equipment.