Hi, my name is Shelly. We live in Washington County, GA - near Sandersville. This is our second year having bees. We have 11 hives.
My husband has always wanted to raise bees and he came across someone that was getting out of the business. This guy gave him a veil, gloves, smoker, and a hive tool. We ordered some bees and got started. This was suppose to be his thing but it has turned out to be mine. :?
Last year we got about 10-12 pints of honey-but figured it to more of a sugar water honey, since it wasn't very strong at all and it was very very light. This year so far we have brought in 78lbs and there is more to extract. We don't have extractor but a fellow beekeeper from church let me come over use his 4-frame electric one. Wow was that a time saver and I didn't lose the comb. Last yr it was mess getting the honey out.
I thouroughly enjoyed this forum and I think I have caught up on all conversations. Found and joined the site yesterday. I am looking forward to getting to know you all. And Beth we are really not that far from one another. I have passed through Eastmon on occasion. My husband has friends in Rentz.
Thanks for this forum John.