Hello all, Karyn here from the Front Range of Colorado. My neighbor and I started keeping bees last year, and now have 3 top bars. We had a huge cherry harvest because of the bees, and their honey from this time is amazing. Sweet, but with sour cherry highlights. We learned quickly this spring how to split a hive, and I'm happy to report they've survived summer and fall, and seem to be doing well moving into winter.