I originally joined Beesource in 2006 when I started to keep bees and had up to 12 hives in my hometown until 2011. I went back to college and between winter loss and getting other people started, I was out of beekeeping when I moved to Massachusetts in 2014 to serve in AmeriCorps. I've been back in WI since 2017, bought a house last year, and am looking forward to getting back into a hobby that I love with my new bride Sam this year. I learned a lot in this forum my first time around and was pleased I could revive my old account. I can't wait to catch up with what's changed in the hobby and new research, reconnect with people, and meet new ones.