Brendhan, not too sure ApisNovus is from Canada, he mentioned "one of his customers from British Columbia", didn't get a feel that he may be Canadian, unless I missed something here, and yes, if he was from B.C., how cool, hee, hee.
ApisNovus. You painted such a beautiful story of your Father, you and beekeeping, how lovely. You are a very good and descriptive writer, nice you took us into this part of your life.
So....take us deeper....where do you live, I know you probably don't want to seem to everyone that you are "hopelessly lost". That is the "area" of the world that the forum assigns to new members that do not put their location in their profile, hee, hee ;) :) :)
Anyways, I have already welcomed you, but I will welcome you again, you will indeed find this a great place to spend some time. We have some very funnnnnnneeeee forum members here, lots of people that have been keeping bees since the beginning of time itself, :-D :shock: and lots of new beekeepers too. Welcome, have a great and wonderful day, I'm lovin' this life we live. Cindi