I am a rural beekeeper in Livingston County KY. I've been keeping bees for about three or four years now. It's an enjoyable endeavor. My goal is to turn my keeping into a productive operation for our small farm. We keep chickens, ducks, rabbits, raise Maltese puppies, and have a small blueberry bush grove. I have 3 top bar hives that survived the winter. (I've had as many as eight, but....you know.) Hoping to increase the number of hives and keep learning. Honey bees are fascinating.