About 40 Colonies
Yeah, don't get me wrong. There are some bang-up local clubs that are bringing in guys like Palmer and Randy Oliver sometimes. I just don't think that's "the norm" nationwide. I suspect that the quality is vastly different from club-to-club.I get some useful information from our local beekeeping club. I typically attend meetings a couple of times a year to learn where they have their colonies, and see if they are having issues.
Back before COVID they'd have invited speakers, and I got ALOT OF really really good info from those speakers.
Here on beesource, info is more freely given and there's much less tension.