Welcome to Beesource! I'm out here about every day, and it's just a great forum. There are a lot of skilled beeks out here, and they share with newbees like me.Hello Bee keepers:
I am a "once again" Bee keeper, Had a hive thirty + years ago for just a few years. when they got infected with foul brood,
I destroyed hive. thirty plus years later I am getting back into it. read several books this past winter, attended Worcester county bee school and started two hives this spring, One hive with package bees and one with a nuc at this time the package bees are ahead of the nuc (opposite what I had read should happen).
I still have a lot to learn, Had a wonderful mentor (Holly Wilkins) years ago but unfortunately he is no longer with us.
Looking forward to picking the brains of experienced (and New) Bee keepers. One of my goals is to get my Granddaughters interested and involved
in Bee keeping as well, had the middle one (9 years old) beside be with her "kids Bee suit" on the other day as I did an inspection and she did well.
I an in north Western Massachusetts, Franklin County.