I managed four hives last year, on my ranch in humboldt county. the results were mixed. harvested some really nice, unique, smoky honey (my guess was heavy influence from poison oak)
but I also lost a hive. or that is to say, I combined two weak hives, and one of the two SWARMED IN NOVEMBER and must have subsequently died (capitals to show my total disbelief when I heard that had happened, I was away.)
So now I'm getting started again, and I needed to connect with some more experienced folks out there.
thanks, in anticipation, for all the help I'll get.