I'm new to beekeeping (about 3 months now).
I started with a 5 frame Nuc and now have 2, 5 Frame Nucs that are doing great.
My interest is to grow my hive count and hopefully start producing Queens and Nucs as well as Honey.
I seem to tend to get held back by the laws because I can't find answers and err on the side of caution.
For instance right now I have an email to the Texas Department of Agriculture that hasn't been answered in regards to selling Eggs and the proper labels required....
So in regards to bees, I'm not exactly sure what I can and can't do as far as producing Queens and selling Nucs, so if there are any Texas area beekeepers that have experience in this area and don't mind helping someone out, please send me a message.
I have been watching bee videos non stop since I got into beekeeping. Well, actually a couple of months before. I've watched almost every bee video on You Tube and have read countless web sites just soaking in all the information I can about these fascinating creatures.
I've been stung once in the forehead and still have a fear of the bees stinging me, however I refuse to wear gloves or a suit unless they just really seem to be in a bad mood.
I currently have my bees on 5 acres with a pretty good amount of trees and there is a lot of space around with few houses and a lot of land, so I think I can handle quite a few hives.
Some of my other hobbies are woodworking (this should help me keep up with building new hives), related to woodworking I also build acoustic guitars and built a CNC router to help build guitars, but once I got it built I have been doing all kinds of side projects with it and really haven't used it much at all for guitars (yet). I also enjoy photography and if I can get a picture posted I will post one that I took today while in my hives.
As I mentioned earlier, we also have chickens but I try to let that be my wife's hobby more than mine.
For work I am a CAD Designer and have been doing this for 20+ years.
Look forward to chatting with you all.