Thanks for having me on this site. I'll try not to offend!
I started with bees in the early 80's but ended up in the E.R. after a sting. I'd been stung before but somehow this time was different. Saw an allergist and the result was inconclusive. Oh well, I decided to give up my hives. Got into Bonsai for a while but it wasn't as fulfilling a pastime, so 30 years later or so I decided to get back into it. I have been stung 6 or 7 times this go round with only minor swelling so we'll see...
1 Langstroth hive last year which did not survive the winter. Plenty of food in the spring but no bees. Perhaps my first CCD?
Undaunted I'm trying 2 hives this season. My oh my has beekeeping changed!
As a hobbyist (and a woodworker) I enjoy making woodenware and I figure time spent on my hobby is all to the good. In fact that's how I found the forum, looking for frame drawings, which I found. Lots of people don't get that.
Hope that's enough about me,
Looking forward to getting to know y'all...