Getting ready to get back into beekeeping in the Spring of 2009. I've ordered my equipment and read all of my current and old Bee Culture magazines and now I'm still wanting more so I found a forum where I can discuss the hobby and keep the fever going. I just turned 45, the last time I had bees was in 1986 but didn't have the time for them then and before that I had bees in high school that I did real well with, still after all this time I still can't get the desire to get more out of my system. So I've made the commitment to jump back in with both feet and put together a plan incorporating different equipment and using Russian bees to try to beat the problems beekeepers have been having. My goal is to develop a program that will work to keep the bees we need and to get more people interested in keeping bees.