CVBees. Welcome to our forum, this is the place that you will love to spend time. I can't figure out how frenchfrylegs said your name was "John", but maybe I missed something. Welcome to all your family, the Jones family. When I read that your Wife's memories of Grandpa's bees really made a decision to keep bees made my heart leap for joy!!! Beautiful, memories are what our lives are made of, and Grandparents instill such beautiful and wonderful things in their Grandchildren.
When I go on our forum, all the bee stuff must make my serotonin levels increase, I always get so filled with happiness when I participate in this beautiful space in time. I kid you not.....I have wonderful memories of my Father that kept bees too. I was a young woman in my teens when he kept his bees, I was not overly interested (well, not at all) in bees at that point in my life. But I don't have a doubt in my mind that his beekeeping held something deep in the recesses of my mind, that I have brought forward as an older adult.
Spend time with us, learn all you can about beekeeping and when that day comes that you get your bees, you will be deeply held under their spell, they have a way with us humans that words cannot describe. Welcome. AND...have that most beautiful and wonderful day, loving and living this great life we all live, love and share. Cindi