Hello from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. My grandfather kept bees, and a few years ago a couple friends with bees talked me into making the leap. Started with some misgivings, but the more I learn the more fascinated I become.
Currently have eight hives in three locations. Warres, Langstroths (8-frame mediums, thanks Michael Bush) with foundationless frames, and one horizontal top bar. The biggest problem by far has been bears. I'm more of a bearfeeder than a beekeeper.
Have made pilgrimages to meet and buy bees from Sam Comfort and Kirk Webster. Had good intentions to make the Treatment Free Beekeeping Conferences both this year and last, but life happened and you know which path is paved with good intentions.
Looking forward to meeting kindred spirits and learning more about feeding bears.
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