I am a semi-retired medical malpractice attorney in SE Michigan & found my real passion in beekeeping. I have always been interested in science and nature & love being outside in any kind of weather-sure beats sitting in an office. I'm almost done with Cornell's Master Beekeeping classes & am designing a study to measure how long honey bees continue have decreased viral loads after being fed 1% reishi mushroom extract & 1:1 sugar water. It's based on Paul Stamets' work regarding mushrooms and bee viruses. I have 4 large colonies in 8 frame Langstroths & a small 5 on5 nuc (1 of 2, the other got robbed out in October when I was on vacation & I disassembled it). Going to get my 4 section mini nuc frames built up asap & start getting some queens. I read everything that I can about bees & have at least 60 bee keeping books. I want to learn to inseminate & try some actual breeding within the next 2 years but don't know how to get classes in that subject in my area. Any help would be appreciated. Went to the EAS convention this summer & learned an awful lot. I always want to learn & appreciate having a community that will give me more insight into beekeeping, my final profession.