Ribman, welcome to our forum, you have found THE place to tell us your experiences and stories and tales with your bees. There is nothing like having a bunch of people interested in the same thing that love to listen, we be them.
Ribs, one of my favourite (except for Muscovy duck, hee, hee). I can't say enough about good ol' ribs, my mouth is drooling. Oops, got a little off topic there, dreamin' of ribs.
Spend time here, learn, listen, there is so much to know about the bees and the more informed you are, the better a beekeeper you will become. We love to have new members, and we are growing in numbers daily, this is very obviously a great place to be, you will soon see that. You will make new friends too, that is a bonus. Have a most wonderful day, love our life we live, and love it every minute to the fullest. Cindi