Welcome to the forums tracy and ruth!
I hope you enjoy this place as much as I have over the last year and some months!
This is the best bee place i know of...I really have a GAS in here sometimes!!
You said the right thing to get my attention for sure!! I liked the "Highly Experienced Beekeeper"part! You must be talking about the other people here..I would be the one considered as "Highly Unethical" about bees!
Also, dont get me confused with "Patient and Understanding"...I appear that way to others because I usually just stare at the screen for hours waiting to see a response, and once a responce is posted I post right behind it to make it look like I knew the answer too!
Actually tho, For me, these bee forums are my encyclopedia for keeping bees!
Sometimes you see the questions and answers posted over and over, but, when you least exp[ect it, POW!!!...A question or answer has you shooting out your door to check on your bees!!
Its really great that you and your wife are both into bees. My wife is into them as long as theres nodody within blocks to help me , then she will get involved in some aspects(Like holding cameras and camvcorders, or sweeping me and Paul down to get bees off of us before we go into the house).
We should try to find you another colony so you will have 2..There are great benefits to having more than one colony...You'll find out soon enough what they are!
I like "Sting Pics" too!
My wife and I can laff at these for days!!
At any rate, Have a fun time here and learn a ton of stuff....That way, when I forget thing, I'll be able to call you, right???