Just a little about myself.
My name is Dana Reynolds ( a guy ); I live in Madison, NC. I worked with bees for about 5 years and got out of it about 10 years ago when the only black bear to have been in this area for umpteen years totally destroyed my hives. Since then I have had the urge to get back into this and now with a 13 year old son that needs to get into something neat; I thought I would give it another try.
I am refurbishing my old hives, building new ones and putting frames together today. I forgot how much fun that was...joke
I have a friend that has about 30 hives and has sold me 2; but his are in such bad shape to try and move I decided to build and repair my old ones and then do the transfer of frames late one evening and move them the next evening. I do not want to have a hive body fall apart in my hands...yikes
I have been reading a lot and have found there are more problems with hive management now than when I did it; and I know the hives I am getting really need a lot of work, treatments, etc. so this will be a lot more than when I got started last time and just bought healthy nucs; but maybe I can save this little ladies as right now I do not think they are getting the attention they need.
I really look forward to reading and getting good advise from the pros on here; and I am thankful this forum is here.