Joel, welcome to our forum, you will be ever so grateful that you have found this site. It will be your learning tool, your place that you can ask questions and you will always get great answers, all questions are great. We have beekeepers that are as old as time itself, hee, hee, ones that have kept bees since they were old enough to get into them, new beekeepers, and some that don't even have bees, but long to, every part of what the word "beekeeper" means, that be alot of folk, did that make sense, hee, hee? I kind of don't think so.
What I am trying to say is we are huge in numbers and experience of all kind.
So nice that you moved your family back to the family farm and are going to farm it, yeah!!! The world needs more human folk getting the bees going strong again, you are doing your part and they will do your part to make your farm yields majestically grow, wonderful.
The internet is a wonderful place for us all to become informed, to learn and listen, welcome. Have that great and most beautiful day, we all be lovin' and livin' this life we share. Cindi