I just finished joining, so I figured I'd step in and introduce myself.
I've been beekeeping for a few years now. I got started when I took an intro to beekeeping class at NC State Univ. I'm still a student, but now in Law School, and I wander between Greensboro and Raleigh, NC.
I still have a hard time with beekeeping, mainly because I don't really have the time to commit in early spring. It really sucks.
As a result, my largest problems are controling swarms. Last year I had five hives, divided them into seven, then due to swarms and wax moths I lost all but two. One died out early winter, and the other I think might not make it. Going to check up and see where they are at next weekend. Hopefully they make it.
Just built an OH and bought a few frames of brood off Iddee (thanks buddy). I'm looking to buy two or three more hives to repopulate what I lost last spring and winter. (If anyone knows anyone that is trying to get rid of a few full hives in the central NC area, let me know, nucs and packages are good, but full wintered hives are even better
I'm not a good beekeeper, I'm having hard times keeping them here, and keeping them calm, but I'm trying and learning from my mistakes.
Oh, and I look foreward to learning more.