Steve, welcome to our forum and what a beautiful little diddy about you and your wife, Gayla. Coming off the road to keep a nursery and apiary, how cool is that. I had a nursery I operated for many years too, it was a work of love, and I still am into horticulture and bees too, they go hand in hand. You will love that day when you can set your trucks aside, go to the nature of the flowers and bees. That will be your lucky day.
Enjoy our forum, this will be the key to learning and getting to know how to really work hard to keep bees, knowledge is such a wonderful thing. And yes....you will make new friends, this is the most wonderful place on earth to do that thing, we are like a family here, these things you will find out. Welcome. Have this wonderful day as yours, to live as there was no tomorrow. Cindi