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Got my first colony in 1973, hand-me-down from relative that died.

Bees were half-wild, very dark and mean.

I got stung so many times over first five yrs I developed an increasingly severe reaction, till I had to get rid of them.

Yrs later my wife took an interest, so we got some more, and for many yrs now I operate the smoker and offer tips while she dresses out and does the heavy lifting, so to speak.
 

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Glad to bee here.

I am of the lowest intensity level of beekeeper. I simply enjoy having a colony at my home. They are kind of like pets, and I know they benefit everything here that grows.

We have only taken a few quarts of honey in many years.

The reaction to stings has abated somewhat, but is still not worth the trouble. A couple of yrs ago I was sitting watching them come and go, as I like to do now and then, when a bee got caught behind my glasses and stung my eyelid. Whole face puffed up for several days. Bummer. But my wife is enthusiastic and I love to be the smokester and watch her while she does the very infrequent visits we make inside.
 
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