Steve, welcome to our forum. You have found THE place to spend some wonderful time, here you will learn, listen and make some new very good friends, we all are one.
Your introduction was beautiful. Your first swarm caught, yeah!!!! As a child you recall going with your Father to the beekeeper to get the super extracted, remember those scents of the hive, the warm honey? The scent of smell is one of the strongest emotional events on earth, it can bring you back in time to many, many, years ago, depending on how old you are, hee, hee!!
That is wonderful that your Father has rejuventated his passion with the honeybee, he has been under their spell, you have been under their spell, it just takes certain events for this to resurface, and it very obviously has. Enjoy your visits with us, tell us your stories, we love to hear stories and listen with keen interest, and you will find some of us even pretty darn nosey too (hey guys, hee, hee). Have that most beautiful and wonderful day, lovin' our chance to live a great life on our great planet, Earth. Cindi