I'm in Southeast Colorado and have been interested for years. It was an in person conversation with forum member Shawn (who I worked with for about 5 years) that moved me to action.
I had hesitated because it's so expensive to get started, but Shawn told me about having to turn down swarms last summer. Then I saw the KTBH designs and realized I could build some for free with wood I already had. All the sudden, it was looking a lot more economical. So I made a decision to get 10 hives going this summer.
But more about me I guess. I live in the country in an old farm house with alfalfa all around our 3 acres. 3 commercial hive outyards are located within 2 miles of my place. But I'm 1 mile from the closest one so I hope it won't be a problem.
I have a wife and 5 kids and work from home as an internet marketer. Business has slowed down a bit, and I'm hoping I can build the beekeeping into a sideline or maybe even a living.
Thanks to all of you more experienced members for the knowledge you have shared here. I've found it to be a wonderful resource!
Have a nice day!