Here is the long and the short of it. Bought my father in laws failing bee business in 92 ( cause I didn't know any better :-D ) strugled for about ten years. Finally started to turn it around and now run 2500 hives and enjoy all the hard work.
I am probably not your typical member, ( could be wrong ? ), but I am assuming most on here dabble with the bees or are sideliners. I think all of that is great. I am just glad I found the site to glean more valuable information from other bee brothers and sister. :).