Hey everyone. I am 51 and live in Deltona, Fl. which is about halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. I started thinking about beekeeping as a hobby about a month ago and I have been doing my research ever since. My research lead me to a commercial honey processor in Edgewater who told me about someone less than 10 miles from my home that would be a good resource. I contacted that person this morning via this forum and was told I could come by this morning. The person I was able to meet this morning was "Hardwood" from Alysian Apiaries. While there I was able to meet another newbie, "rderr" and his wife for Samsula. Hopefully with "Hardwood's" expertise, patience and guidance and the advice from this forum, my new hobby will be a success. I look forward to sharing my experiences in the future.