Terry, welcome to our forum, so wonderful that you found us. What an interesting name for a town that you live in. Taking over the family farm, what a wonderful thing, you are fortunate to be doing this. Is the Grandfather of your Wife still around? I would imagine not, that is why you are on the property. Too bad, he could have probably been a wonderful mentor for you. I wonder if perhaps the equipment in the barn may be resurrected? Maybe cleaning up the boxes, buying new frames, things like that. If the equipment is extremely perished, then pass it by for sure. But do check it out.
YOu have found the most wonderful place to come to spend time. To get to know lots about beekeeping before you enter their beautiful and secret little world. You will be held under their spell as time goes along, this you will soon find out. When it comes time to get your bees, your anticipation and excitement will be nothing that you have probably ever experienced (except as a child when the summer vacation, after a long year at school has begun, smiling). Stick around, we love new members. This will be a place where you will find very interested people that love to listen to the stories, tales and experiences that we all know you will give to us. We are also great at helping new beekeepers learn how to keep bees. A mountain of information here, and a mountain of people, that will help you, you only need ask. AND...remember, there is never a question that is dumb or will not get a great answer. AND too, have that most wonderful day, to enjoy great health. Cindi