Hi everyone, I have been reading through this forum for almost a week now in my spare time, and I must say that I am very impressed with the people who frequent this site and their knowledge........... AND, that JP, he and his partner of the day are way too cool.:-)
Currently, and for the past 25 years I have been a concrete contractor, and for the last five years have been looking for another line of work. Dealing with employees, other contractors, and just a lot of people in general I have to deal with frequently really got me to look for something else. I wanted to do something that just depended on me, no more counting on employees and other people so that I can do my thing so to speak.
Now, I am a second year beek. Started with 2 hives last year, one made it over the winter, one didn't. This year, I wanted to work 12 hives, but am up to 14 hives thanks to two swarm captures. Next year, I want to have at least 50 if I can keep a decent survival rate over the long winter. If that works out, who knows how many I will have in five years. This is the greatest vocation out there. I sure wish I would have discovered it a long time ago as it seems these fuzzy, nasty stinging, honey and pollen collectors are way more fun to deal with than most people these days. AND I don't have to count on just me!!!!!
I am looking forward to spending countless hours on this forum in the future.
Everyone have a Great Day!!!!!!