Hello all. Just a short intro, I guess. Wife and I own a small, I guess you would say Hobby, farm on the high plains here in NE Colorado. 40 acres...nothing fancy. We raise some sheep, a few goats, several head of cattle and a bunch of poultry. I am ex Army, retired, and just wanted to return to my roots. And now along with all the other critters, I am wanting to add a couple hives of bees. We would like to have our own honey and then either sell or give away the excess to our family and friends and neighbors. We currently do not have any hives so I have come here as one more way to learn as much as I can about beekeeping and then the best way to obtain the hives and bees.