I am enjoying beekeeping immensely. Started my hives two years ago last July. We have a wonderful support system at the University of Florida. Florida is a great place to have bees. The university has a serious Master Beekeeping program. I have achieved Apprentice Beekeeper Status. It is the lowest level, and I am now working toward my Advanced Beekeeper level.
We do have Africanized bees around here, and it is becoming a nuisance. I am getting my queens from out of state to avoid any Africanizing of my hives.
In a few minutes, I am going out to my hives to find the queens and prepare the hives for re-queening. My queens came today, so I will be retiring the old queens, and tomorrow I will be introducing my new monarchs.
I also enjoy raising and photographing butterflies, reading, Skyping with my grandchildren, hanging with my wonderful wife, and observing almost anything in God's creation.
In real life, I make my living as a database developer for small businesses (mainly Macintosh), and I do volunteer work for the Seminole County Sheriff's office. (I get to wear a uniform and drive a patrol car. How cool is that!)