To start my thanks for the warm welcome,I really think should start with beauty regading Judy In In's welcome post,by saying what an attractive beekeeper you are(I'm assuming that's a pic of you in your profile),if there was ever a Miss America Beekeeper pageant you certainly would win it by a landslide,thanks for the warm welcome Judy.
Sawdstmakr I'm at least a 180 mile drive from where you're located,I'm located just outside of Tampa in Thonotosassa Fl.,I appreciate the invite but with gas prices the way they are I'm afraid I won't be able to attend,but thank you anyway for the invite.I've attended the local beekeep association here,but not very interested in joining,simply for the fact that they seem to be more into their pot luck dinner and beekeeping item raffle more so than catering to the new beekeeps and the many questions they have.
AllenF thanks for the avatar compliment,I've always been a firm believer of having a catchy avatar to get noticed. :-D
Thanks again all for the warm welcome!!!!