Just started as a brand new beekeeper on March 19, 2011. Bought an established hive and equipment from a friend who had become severely allergic to bee stings. I moved the bees to my place between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. early Saturday morning and done so with only 4 stings, all my fault.
My first encounter with honey bees came when I was 3 year old and I turned over one of my grandfather's hives. Not a very pleasant experience I can tell you. The doctors told momma if I ever got stung again, it would probably kill me. Well, he was wrong as I've been stung dozens of times through the years. Now at age 57, I'm breaking into beekeeping a little more prepared that I was at 3 years and have taken a different approach than the frontal assault I tried way back then.
Looking forward to participating in the forums and hopefully over time be able to contribute something.