Hi, my name is Cam
In February my husband came home excited about a beekeeper my father had intoduced him to. He wanted to go to the Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers School. At first I thought is he was crazy, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the idea. We went to the school and ordered a Nuc. Today I order our equipment, polystyrene, and in a few weeks I will be a beekeeper. (My father and his mother kept bees eons ago).
I am very worried about the lack of flowers and fields around here, I'm going to plant wildflowers on a few empty lots, but I have noticed since I moved back here where I grew up, there are very few honeybees anymore. When I was a child I literally had to watch the ground as I walked not to step on them. Now, I rarely even see one. My mother has quite a few flowers in her yard, and a few neighbors do. I have almost an acre of yard (we are building a house, slowly) so I can plant anything. I would love suggestions, I would also like to meet any other local beekeepers and join a group so feel free to contact me.