Thank you for the warm greetings! I'm from central Michigan and have been a hobby beekeeper for the a few years now, but I'm going to start groing this year. I'm one of those odd beekeepers that doesn't really care for the taste of honey but really enjoy the bees:) Don't get me wrong, I don't mind honey, I'm just not a big fan of sweets. My cousin bought a couple hives one year, they both died over winter and he was done. We did a little horse trading and before I knew it I was into bees and haven't looked back since. I really love working and watching bees and I spend a lot of time learning all can about them. This site looks very interesting and full of usefull info, and I look forward to meeting more of you all.