I rarely ever write in the forum, John is the beekeeper afterall, but I wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting you too, even though I tried to give you and John lots of alone time. He uses that speech reader program so often that I get to hear nearly every posting from the forum and it ws nice to hear my name mentioned. That speech thing Hal usually drives me nuts, but John listens to it while he makes me dinner since he always gets home before I do. I know he will read this, but I still have to say I have a wonderful and loving husband and he talks about the friends and members of the forum very often.
I'm not giving anything away by saying he enjoyed your company very much and he was glad that between the two of you there were only three stings. He was hoping that neither of you had to dressup against stings, he doesn't believe that protective equipment makes for good bee-karma. He really liked the way you naturally felt comfortable around the bees and gladly did everything you could to pick up any clues he could offer.
Most of all, I think he was very pleased that the weather had cleared and it was a beautiful day instead of the nasty rainy and windy day predicted only two days prior. So again it was nice meeting you Roger and you are welcome to stay with us anytime you are near our home. Thank too for the kind words about our RV, it really is John's baby, he cleans and cares for it, I only wish I could get him so inspired when it comes to regular house work.
Good luck with the honeybee, if they bring you the pleasure and the friendships that john has gotten from beekeeping for his 3 decades of keeping honeybees, then I think you will be a very happy beekeeper too.
God Bless and Happy Birthday and best wishes to your Mom.