Wait for me! LOL! Hope im not late...
Riverrose...you are not the youngest here... lets just say Im still in middle school! Not all the teenagers spend their time on videogames and computers...well im always on my computer...researching on bees and chatting to friends!
I don't know how exactly I got interested into bees, but I'm sure seeing so many obsevation hives at fairs and farms was part of it. Me and my dad would stand there talking about them and trying to figure out what they were doing...ect... I love nature and go out as much as possible, and saving honeybees from my pool was awsome, it made me relize that honeybees are special and arent evil creatures trying to kill u. :shock:lol.
So its funny for me when all my friends scream and jump put of the pool when a bee lands in the pool, and i scoop it out with my bare hands and carry it around, scaring everyone. :-D
Then I found out that one of my teachers was keeping 4 langstroths. That got me started. I was researching all about honeybees with every minute i had.
I LOVE to keep unique pets. i have chickens and ferrets. When i first told pple about them i got funny looks, and questions like 'dont ferrets bite?' and 'arent chickens are smelly'. i loved those looks and showing off everything i knew about them was fun. lol.
Two years ago was the chickens, last year was my 2 ferrets, this year is...BEES! and im so excited about getting them!
I hope you wont all lose hope for us 'youngsters', there are a handful of us out there that will keep the beekeeping hobby going!
have a nice day!