I am a beekeeper from Michigan, ok not really a beekeeper, more of a beereader. I have been reading about honeybees for about 20 years now. My Dad and my Uncle were farmers and hobby beekeepers and I visited their bee yards and assisted with handling from time to time. I was overcome with bee fever early and the topic has always held my interest. I have never acquired any equipment or bees though I have known many in passing and I maintain a deep respect for the work they do. I have rescured them when they fell in the pool, released them from the truck or the house and wished them well on their journey home. I have simply never had time to devote to their care as a beekeeper must.
My other interests are woodworking, boating, fishing, music and my grandchildren (4).
I am expecting to have a little more time soon and would like to hook up with some local farmer or perhaps a beekeeping club, maybe next spring...I sometimes think I am as busy as a bee, then I realize most of the time I'm just hovering around. I think maybe this is the time to get started. My lawn is mostly white clover and I rarely see a honeybee. I miss 'em.
Time waits for no man.