My new father-in-law
of 18 mos. gave me his established hive. I mentioned that I'd like to get some bees and started researching. Much to my suprise, 4 mos. later, he gave me his! How cool is that!!!!
He does like you doesn't he? I haven't figured out if he is saying thank you for taking his daughter off his hands, or punishing you...
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