We are in eastern Ohio, Mahoning County. We bought a place in the woods about 2 years ago and it has grown into about more then I can handle . We started keeping Bees last year to pollinate our 2 acres of melons and squash. We are still learning. We have some 40 chickens, and this year we went from 2 hives of Buckfest to 12 hives. We have added 10 hives of NWC to our bee yard. We love it !!!! I have been reading all of the posts for some time now and wanted to start getting in on some of the topics. We just bought a Walter Kelly 33 frame extractor from a friend down south and we are planning out first harvest the weekend after the 4th of July. We are making it a picnic and harvest event for the whole familyâ€¦.LOL We have about 8 full Capped honey supers to get emptied. My wife â€œLorahâ€ and children â€œRochelle 14, Benjamin 13, Amy 9â€ are all helping to make this happen. The kids and I keep a journal to track what we are doing and so we can look back at what we have done.
I just wanted to say to Michael, Beth, Robo, Sherryl, Ryan and all the rest Thank-you so much for all the Great info!!!!! Us newbeeâ€™s can use all the help we can get.